The Ottawa Citizen asks its religious experts about the Newtown shootings. Kevin Smith says something I really like. [scroll down]
They say He’s been banished from schools — He being the creator of the universe, the loving, omnipotent father possessed with a tendency toward occasional vengeance if he’s not worshipped every day. That is the sole reason for the murders, they repeat, as much to convince themselves as for others who must rationalize the irrational.
How cruel to the grieving families that these self-serving defenders of their faith dare make excuses for a God who doesn’t care, or who is not there. He is never anywhere.
Really. God is never anywhere. Why isn’t that a demerit? Why don’t god’s fans see it for what it is – if god is real, it’s a hateful abandonment, a refusal to help, a cold folding of the arms, a locking of the door from the other side.