I just read a piece on Yahoo about the shootings in Colorado at New Life Church and YWAM – by a lone suspect (or maybe a few) – who opened fire on innocent people on both a church and a YWAM dormitory – killing 5 and wounding 5…what the hell is this world coming to?
The case in YWAM involved the person asking to ‘stay the night’ – so who knows how dark his true intention actually was. As for the shooting at the church the person opened fire from the street and was shooting at cars before an ‘armed security guard’ for the church took him down. The law thinks the cases are linked.
What I don’t get it why would someone open fire on the church communities? What was the catalyst to this event which made 2 people (or maybe one) decide killing these Christians was the answer?
In pure speculation – as it is with most blogs – I wonder if it goes back to the polarization of the American country in things like politics and religion? I have heard some of the rhetoric of people that ‘strongly dislike the church’ and some of this rhetoric comes off as close to ‘wishing harm to someone’ – and some of the new atheist speakers (ex: Hitchens or Dawkins) – as for nice as they are – do say things that some might misconstrue for actual ‘hatred of religion’.
As of right now, we don’t know why this happened – we just know it was tragic and wrong what happened to those people attending a church service or YWAM. My heart does go out to them – some people lost their lives at a young age and never could forsee this brutality happening to them. It was a sad thing to read and to ponder upon.
***Couldn’t be a better time for an actual bill for gun control (which we have been discussing on this blog) – my fear is this becomes an actual event that is copied and many more get hurt for no reason whatsoever – just that someone unstable had access to guns.