This time the gunman “hated Christians.” The resulting scramble would be hilarious if it weren’t such a tragedy. Five people are dead, after all.
Every time some whack-job commits some heinous crime, the media sets its sights on a culprit. If said whack-job uses MySpace to meet his victim, then the culprit is lack of security at MySpace. If he shoots up Virginia Tech, politicians rally for increased security at Colleges. If someone shoots up a church because he’s been ostrasized, they blame prescription drugs.
I’m also part of a de-conversion group that is trying to blame Christianity on the shootings. Please, people. Christianity has been fucking people up since time immemorial. If they could have caused people to go on shooting rampages, they would have many, many times by now.
Were I a crueler man, I would say it was Darwinian principles in action, but I’m not that mean.
People are just whacked, and now and then they go on a shooting rampage. If you take away the guns, they will use a shovel, or a wicked-looking scythe. If you increase the security, they will still do it. We’re not safe, none of us are. Just be thankful that the odds are in your favor, and try not to blame people or things that have nothing to do with the human condition.