Why did God allow Aurora?

Posted by    |    July 24th, 2012 at 5:40 am

People grieve during a vigil for victims behind the theater where a gunman opened fire on moviegoers in Aurora, Colorado July 20, 2012 (Credit: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton)I saw The Dark Knight Rises yesterday (my review), but it was hard to focus on the movie rather than the shooting that will forever be linked to it.  One pastor in Aurora told his shell-shocked congregation yesterday, “When our world goes periodically crazy, a flood of questions can come into our minds.  The question we all probably struggle with is: Why did God allow this?  My response is: I don’t know.”

Others are less unsure.  One evangelist attributed the shootings to divine retribution: “we said to God, ‘Get out of the public arena’” while lawsuits “have chased away any fear of God in the land.”  As a result, “we’re reaping what we’ve been sowing as a society.”

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