Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee attributed the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in part to restrictions on school prayer and religious materials in the classroom.Where do I start?
"We ask why there is violence in our schools, but we have systematically removed God from our schools," Huckabee said on Fox News, discussing the murder spree that took the lives of 20 children and 6 adults in Newtown, CT that morning. "Should we be so surprised that schools would become a place of carnage?"
Law enforcement has released few details on the alleged gunman, but Huckabee suggested that the separation of church and state may have spurred his rampage.
"[W]e've made it a place where we don't want to talk about eternity, life, what responsibility means, accountability -- that we're not just going to have be accountable to the police if they catch us, but one day we stand before, you know, a holy God in judgment," Huckabee said. "If we don't believe that, then we don't fear that."
He said those suffering from a crisis from faith should look to God in the community's response to the violence. But he added that "Maybe we ought to let [God] in on the front end and we wouldn't have to call him to show up when it's all said and done at the back end."
Better yet, I'll let an ancient Greek philosopher start for me:
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?In short, if there was a God, then why did this act of mass murder happen?
Why did ANY act of mass murder happen?
WHY DID THE NIGHTMARE OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, WITH NEARLY TWO HUNDRED MILLION DEAD, HAPPEN?
"Why God, did you allow all this to happen?"
In reply to these questions there is only silence.
There is no reply because there is no God.
Earlier this year I went on a long rant on the subject of God:
At no time in the fifty one years of my life have I ever come into physical or visual contact with God. I have never EVER received a message from God. No phone calls. No letters or other junk mail through the U.S. Postal Service. Not even an e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org, even though he should be able to get something through the spam filter.
Nothing. At. All.
I simply have no reason to believe in the existence of God.
In the Collectivist dogma presently taught in the public schools a person had no rights because that person belonged to the collective. One could actually see a mob of looters and be seduced by the promise of real loot.
According to religious dogma you are the property of God and must obey him. You are not allowed to make moral decisions on your own. Regardless of the actual facts of reality.
But what do religious conservatives offer as a reward for obedience?
Nothing. At. All.
In fact religion does not teach us anything about reality and how to live in it. Religion is pure nonsense.
That's all that I will say today.