Of Madmen And Dogma

It’s not hard to find the many people commenting on the theater shootings in Aurora. It might be difficult to find someone NOT commenting on it. I don’t know why he did it. I don’t know why he thought it necessary.

One thing I do know is that the people commenting on why they think the shooting happened have no idea what they are talking about. In fact they are simply talking out of their asses, presuming that you will believe whatever their dogma guides them to tell you about the shooting. Not one word of all that rhetoric will bring the dead back to life nor will it justify the loss their loved ones feel.

“Your loved one died in that theater because this country doesn’t worship god like it should” is not going to help them. It will only hurt more. If it turns out this guy was a god fearing dogmatist it will only cause more hurt when apologists work to explain it. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. We humans are often preoccupied with whether or not we are normal or sane. The reality is that ‘normal’ is a continuum, a range of states. Crazy can be a couple of mg too few of zinc in the body away, or too much lithium etc. Crazy is only a few heartbeats away for most of us. Crazy is crazy. Insane is blaming the crazy on a lack of religion in the country.

Darkantics has a pretty reasonable take on things so far.


We should all wait to see what explanation the shooter gives before deciding why it happened. I think that is the sane thing to do.

    • J_Agathokles
    • July 24th, 2012

    “Your loved one died in that theater because this country doesn’t worship god like it should”

    Reactions like this to such shootings or even natural disasters (the tsunami in Japan was divine retribution for the attack on Pearl Harbour in WW II according to some Chrstian nut jobs) can make me so mad. Where that’s Christian “love” when you actually need it.

    • There is no christian love… it is simply what they call it when they are not actively bigoted against you.

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