In the aftermath of the Newtown massacre, I’ve seen numerous billboards and Internet memes saying “God bless the families”.
I am literally aghast at the breathtaking moronity; the sheer, staggering, self-satisfied, deluded fuck-wittery of anyone who expresses such a sentiment publicly, even if their intention was virtuous and completely well meaning. It’s as insensitive as going up to the
spouse of someone who just died in a traffic accident, and saying “Well at least you don’t have to worry about next year’s car insurance!”
If there was a God, (and events like Newtown (or the other 9 million infant deaths each year) seem to be glaring evidence that there is not), the fact that at best, he stood by with impunity and watched 20 innocent children get horrifically slaughtered, is about as close to shitting directly onto the plates of those families as is divinely possible.
What could possibly make these ridiculous sign writers believe that having just allowed, or even orchestrated it for the children of these families to die horrifically, that such a God would be in the slightest bit inclined to bless any of them, and what possible blessing could he bestow that would have any meaning?
It would be as moronic as saying to someone who had just lost their family in 9/11, “Osama love you!”
Excruciating though it may be for the families, it would be far, far better for you to believe that there is NO God and that events like this are simply products of a chaotic universe, than to believe that there is, and he allowed this to happen to your beautiful children when he could have stopped it. Because if you believe that, then you must accept that either he is personally vindictive towards you, or that there is no sacrifice that he will not make as part of a greater plan.
And if he cares so little about your pain, why the FUCK would you still want to have a relationship with him?