My very good friend “The Skeptical Teacher” works in a high school and had some great thoughts about the tragic shooting in Newton, Ct.
Understandably, people all over the nation are numb and puzzled about how something like this could happen. I know that at the high school where I teach, it has certainly been a topic of much debate and conversation. One of the most asked questions is “Are our schools safe?”….
You will have to visit his blog to get his answer.
He does point out some of the stupid flowing forth from the mouths or religious idiots. (Is that redundant?) So which one of the three listed below, do you think is the winner?
Mike Huckabee – Two time Presidential hopeful, former Governor of a state with one of the worst performing school systems (Arkansas), preacher and FOX news “expert” had this to say….
We ask why there’s violence in our schools, but we have systematically removed God from our schools. Should we be so surprised that schools would become a place of carnage?
I’ve said it before….If gOd must be invited in to save 26 people than he (or she) must be one capricious son-of-a-bitch. If I had that power, I would just do it! You would not have to give me money or pray in just the right way.
Our second contender….
William Murray – Son Madalyn Murray O’hair and devout theist….
…the authority of God has been replaced with the authority of the iron fist of government. Morals? Without the authority of God, there are no morals, and none are taught in the public schools today. The ethics that are taught are situational, perhaps the same situational ethics that led to the logic that caused the tragic shootings in Newtown.
It appears that without praying to god or carrying around 10 pound stone tablets I cannot know that it is bad to shoot an 8-year-old in the face.
Our third contender and perennial favorite….
Westboro baptist church….
…announced that it will picket a vigil for the victims of Friday’s Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the second-deadliest school shooting in American history.
“…to sing praise to God for the glory of his work in executing his judgment.”
Please cast your votes below! Who will be our winner?
I will leave you with one last comment from The Skeptical Teacher….
…what these preachers, prophets, and fundamentalist believers really fear is exactly what’s happening to them: they are slipping into irrelevance. Let them, I say, because civilized society has no need for their sociopathic mythologies.