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.
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.