Wednesday, August 10, 2016
I know I should just let stuff like this go, but, given the ever-increasing influence of religion on our politics, I can't. So when I see calls for prayer after tragedy, it drives me nuts. How about actual action, I think. How about praying for god to keep this sort of shit from happening in the first place, if you believe prayer works in some way.
So there was a horrible incident of a woman accidentally killed by a cop in a demonstration of police work. Totally sad, for everyone. Beyond sad, for everyone.
They're all hurting. I understand. I don't know how I'd deal with it if I'd been part of it. Somehow, though, asking for prayer is a little like rushing to defend Donald Trump when he suggested "second amendment people" could deal with a Hillary Clinton win. At some point you just gotta stop defending the guy, expecting something different, on Earth or as it is in heaven.
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