“This is a test! This is only a test! If this were a real emergency. . . .”
Some commenters, apparently of the Christian persuasion, have stated that recent horrific events involving children: the Sandy Hook Massacre, rampant pedophilia by Catholic priests, etc. are tests, that we are being tested. They don’t clearly say what the subject of the test is but I suspect it is not Star Trek Philosophy (e.g. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the one.) but is Christian morality (Suffer the little children . . . to suffer?). They don’t explicitly say who the “tester” is but by implication it is their god (or their god’s trusty servant, the Devil).
Obviously all logical thought has flown at this point. To go farther, one must ask what kind of a sick fuck god devises tests that involve the ramming of priest’s erections into the asses of little boys? Or that involve the shredding of five and six year olds with semi-automatic weapons fire causing them to bleed and die without the comfort of loved ones?
I am sure that these morality pundits would claim that their god was “just” and the embodiment of “love” and would say that these children would be enveloped in god’s love or god’s embrace in Heaven. Ah, so he specifically selects Christian children to abuse for these tests as surely he wouldn’t bring heathen children into Heaven (or, God Forbid, Muslim children), and this totally leaves out those Baptist children who don’t get baptized until they are adults, and, and. . . . Our hates always seem to outweigh our compassion or pity. And what about the raped little boys, the ones who commit suicide later in life? Are they brought into the glow of god’s favor? Or were they being tested too, and if they lost their faith due to being raped by a priest, then lost their minds and committed suicide, would they roast in Hell, forever and ever? (Sing it after me. . . .)
Do these people even see the pretzels they have bent their thoughts into to make these events part of “God’s Plan?” At least in the movie/book “Adjustment Bureau” you had an outside chance of seeing a copy of the plan. Only someone like Phillip K. Dick could make sense out of this.
If the debate over sensible gun controls is any evidence (So, Mr. LaPierre, you say universal background checks can’t work because the last time we tried it, . . . .) illogic reigns.