If you're online or watching the national news, you've already been bombarded with the steady drumbeat of the church shooting in North Carolina. The official story says a young white male walked into a black church and at some point during the service opened fire on the congregation, killing 9 people-men and women.
Then the boy walked out. Not sure why the church had high tech surveillance cameras to catch an image of him leaving (hmmm) but word went out and people have been skwacking about this non-stop the past few days.
The "conspiracy theorist" in me is very suspicious of this event, which has been dubbed a hate crime without any evidence by the media and even President Obama-just based on the fact that it was a white male who shot black people. So many things don't add up and instead of critically thinking, people-as usual-are over-emotional and dumb. So I say "fine". If you want to fall for this psy-op, go ahead. This is a race-baiting issue to piggyback a sequence of race issues the media has been pushing, so, oh well. Continue on, sheeple.
My angle in this blog is on the religion aspect, since this took place in a "house of God" or a church.
Christians are looking real stupid right about now.
This happened IN God's house, on God's watch-right Christians?
Well, what the hell happened? (no pun intended).
I guess these Jesus-praising folks weren't "blessed and highly favored".
I suppose those that were brutally killed were not "under God's covering"?
What happened to "no weapon formed against me shall prosper?"
I'm not gloating about this. I wouldn't wish this to happen to anybody.
But that's not the point.
In times like this, the Christian pathology is really put to the test. I used to be one of these people, so I know firsthand the mentality. I've lived with the psychosis or better yet, the arrogance that this God of the bible loves Christians (or "saved" Christians) more than the rest of humanity. How arrogant to convince yourself you're "saved" and everyone else is going to hell!
If there is a God (the way Christianity dictates "Him" to be) God is an asshole. What kind of supreme being allows his worshippers to be gunned down by a complete stranger?
As usual with these kinds of tragic events, Christians are trying to cover their tracks with the typical comebacks, such as:
- The shooter was sent by Satan.
- The dead are in a better place
- there's a reason for everything
- God doesn't work that way (in response to being asked why God allowed this).
- We forgive the shooter
Christians suck. seriously. Just admit you don't know. I remember being indoctrinated in the church to have to have the answers to "non-believers". We were taught that Christians should never be caught with their pants down. We can NEVER admit we're wrong or that we don't understand what or why certain things happen.