If we say god does exist, either this god cannot protect his loyal followers or doesn't want to. One of the reasons some Xians have given me for this that "god allowed it because it was their time to go to Him." I have said this before, and sorry to be redundant, but if this god prefers his creations to be in heaven, why would this god create, and continue to create all his little creatures on an "evil" Earth to begin with? For his own amusement? It doesn't make sense. But what about religion does?
Link: Gunman kills 2 in missionary center
ARVADA, Colo. - A gunman walked into a training center dormitory for young Christian missionaries early Sunday and opened fire, killing two of the center's staff members and wounding two others.
Where was the "hand of God" to protect his own?
No arrests had been made by late morning.
The shooting happened at about 12:30 a.m. at the Youth With a Mission center, police spokeswoman Susan Medina said. About 45 people were evacuated from the dormitory in this Denver suburb and moved to an undisclosed location.
A man and a woman in their mid-20s died, and two men ages 22 and 23 were wounded, Medina said. One of the injured men was in critical condition, said Paul Filidis, a-based spokesman with Youth With a Mission.
All four of the victims were staff members, Filidis said.
Brady White, who attends Faith Bible Chapel, where the center is located, said he had spoken to some students there. They are unhurt but called the experience "terrifying," he said.
"They're just wonderful people," White said of the center's students. "Their mission is to know God and to make him known."
Cheril Morrison, wife of chapel pastor George Morrison, said the man who was killed had just hung up Christmas lights at her home and described the young woman who was killed as "an amazingly beautiful person."
Nice how this god came to rescue these "wonderful people" who are working to "make this god known." This should be evidence to all that missionaries and those working for their gods are just working for figments of human imagination (or a powerless or indifferent god who really has no control over anything). And to say it is "evil" that causes these awful people to kill others just raises the question, why did this god create evil in the first place? God believers say their god created everything, and if this god created, including the choice of "evil" then for what reason was evil created? To just play games with his creations? This is what most of the gods of mythologies that humans have invented do -- these gods make little creations out of boredom or because they are lonely, or for whatever reasons. These mythological stories are an attempt to explain shitty incidents like this shooting that happened in this news story.
"There's no blueprint for this, we're just going to be honest and pray for one another, cry with one another," center director Peter Warren told . "Who knows what was going on in this young man's life."
Pray, cry? Lot of good that is going to do. Should be obvious since this even happened that praying is going to do absolutely nothing."Why would anybody want to hurt those kids?" Martin said. "I just pray for their families."Again, if this god didn't protect these praying godly kids before, why do they think he is going to help their grieving families?
"We never doubted that we would have a service," said Cheril Morrison. "We felt like our church faithful all needed to be together."PEOPLE TURNING TO OTHER PEOPLE...THIS GOD IS NOWHERE AROUND.
Update: Another incident happened today and this god of the Christians was powerless to prevent it, or chose to let it happen because it was this god's way, as Elizabeth commented below said "to bring something good out of it". That is just absurd reasoning. (Thanks to Andrea for pointing to this second news item.)
LINK: At least four people were shot at church in 2nd Colorado attack