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Praying doesn’t change anything!

Praying is not addressing the issue!

Praying is not addressing the issue!

Facebook is over run with candles and people calling us to pray for the children and adults who lost their lives yesterday in Connecticut, and for the families who survive.  I have yet to see what changes, improvements, lives have been saved with all those prayers.  Praying is a way some people cope with their complete and utter impotence when faced with this violent and senseless act of murder.  Praying is not action, it’s comfort to the prayer.  Why does the prayer need to comfort themselves?

Get off your knees and act.  

Obama calls for “meaningful” action.

If you live in this country that is still stuck in the 17th century, do something today to bring yourselves into the 21st century.

“New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, also called for action.

“We have heard all the rhetoric before,” he said.

“What we have not seen is leadership – not from the White House and not from Congress,” he said. “That must end today.”

I know that if I lived in the US of A I’d be doing and not praying.

 

Edited a few hours later to say in response to someone telling me that they support the 2nd amendment as it protects law abiding citizens.

The children and teachers, one hopes, were law abiding, they weren’t protected? The children at Columbine were law abiding, as far as we know, they weren’t protected. The theatre/cinema goers at Aurora were probably mostly law abiding, it didn’t protect them, the Arizona shoppers were probably mostly law abiding, did the 2nd amendment protect them? I have yet to see how the 2nd amendment protects law abiding citizens… there is a massive blindness to what is happening, a cultural blindness.

 

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About kathythesane

Content to be Lefty, Libtard, Snowflake, TreeHugger, DoGooder, kind, generous and sane. This Atheist will say potent prayers for you Trumpettes.

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  1. Reblogged this on musings from outside the asylum and commented:

    I posted several blogs and reblogged in the aftermath of Sandy Hook. Got into angry rants with pro gun people.
    I am so shocked by the news that a 9 year old girl killed her gun instructor with a sub machine gun, I am despairing that we will ever live in a sane world.
    The world is becoming more and more insane. I could write about Gaza, about Rotherham, about children in UK waiting to go back to school so they can have a hot meal each day. But today I’ll just stick with this for now.
    Little girls of 9 should be playing with the friends, not guns.
    Little girls and boys of 9 should be playing in the sunshine, skimming stones in the water and riding bicycles. Little children aged 9 should be eating the odd Kinder Egg……oh, hold on. Kinder Eggs are outlawed in the US.
    http://chimpy6.tumblr.com/post/4855568292/kinder-eggs-have-been-related-to-7-death-in-20

    Too angry to say more right now.
    There is no balance, bring back balance.

    Reply

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