In this recent spat of mass killings has brought about the usual BS from some….most of them are excuses or just pathetic rhetoric….kinda like the “thoughts and prayers” POS….and the equally stupid is the usual “bad people do bad things” and when we thought that it could not get more moronic the proverbial other shoe drops.
This time from an elected official from Texas (where else)…..
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is facing criticism after saying that his message to the families of the 19 students killed by a gunman at a Uvalde, Texas, elementary school last month would be that “God always has a plan” and “Life is short no matter what it is.”
In a May interview with right-wing radio host Trey Graham, 59-year-old Paxton said he would be “devastated” if he lost one of his children, but added that he would tell other parents who lost a child in the shooting that “there’s always a plan.”
“If I lost one of my children I’d be pretty devastated, especially in a way that is so senseless and seemingly has no purpose,” Paxton said. “I think … I would just have to say, if I had the opportunity to talk to the people I’d have to say, look, there’s always a plan. I believe God always has a plan. Life is short no matter what it is. And certainly, we’re not going to make sense of, you know, a young child being shot and killed way before their life expectancy.”
advisor to former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, social media users criticized Paxton who, as one person pointed out, “has been Attorney General of Texas since January 2015, only slightly less time than the Uvalde victims were alive.”
Another user referenced comments Paxton once made about the COVID-19 pandemic — when he suggested senior citizens should be “willing to take a chance on [their] survival in exchange for keeping the America that America loves” — writing: “It’s always fine to sacrifice someone else’s grandparents or kids. His people will have the best protection and healthcare money can buy.”
God has a plan?
Is that plan to force children to be born so they can be killed later in school?
Great plan but if that is the best he/she can then I suggest they stop drinking and pay attention.
I want NO part of that plan!
People like this d/bag proves just how moronic this situation has become…..more so than in the past.
Idiotic statements like this one above could be a reason why there has been a drop….
The last five years has apparently taken a big toll on Americans’ belief in God—especially among the young, the liberal, and Democrats. Gallup says that in its latest poll, a new low of 81% of Americans said they believed in God, down from 87% in 2017 and from a solid 98% throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Belief fell among every category of people Gallup spoke to, by more than 10% among Democrats, liberals, and adults 18 to 29, but by only 1% among Republicans and married people. Belief in God among women fell from 90% to 83%, according to Gallup. Among men, it fell from 83% to 80%.
Gallup says it has asked Americans about their belief in God in several ways over the years, sometimes phrasing it as belief in “God or a universal spirit.” The pollsters say the highest proportion of people express belief in God when it is phrased as a yes/no question. The proportion dipped significantly when respondents were given the option of saying they were unsure—and even more when they were asked if they were “convinced” that God exists. In the most recent poll, around half of those who said they believed in God said they believe God hears prayers and can intervene.
Other polls have found that while belief in a higher being has been gradually falling over the years, traditional religion is declining a lot faster, the Hill reports. Last year, Gallup said church membership had fallen below 50% for the first time to a record low of 47%, with numbers dropping sharply even among those who described themselves as religious. Gallup says confidence in organized religion has also dropped, “suggesting that the practice of religious faith may be changing more than basic faith in God.”
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More insanity. America is becoming the home of the crazies. I would consider moving to Canada.
Best wishes, Pete.
NewFoundland comes to mind…chuq
The Bible plainly warns of the days coming when Mankind’s faith in God will lessen and their interests will focus more on the material and the secular. These days are now at hand. The growing refusal to believe in God is also directly tied to the fall of civilizations, where the same phenomenon has happened throughout history. However, nobody is going to change the inevitable regardless of their religious views or lack thereof so there is really no reason to debate the subject.
You are right no reason for debate. chuq
God has a plan an Thpughts and prayer!
The U.S exuse to do nothing!
Leaving those effected in the cold!
Waiting that it happens again and again.
Why is the Second Amentment more important than the murder snd carnage.it allows?
When will you ever learn?
Going futher than uttering empty words to the greavestrikken
What about the saying,:
,God helps those that help themselves!
The whole ‘god has a plan’ schtick is garbage. It’s a cop out.
I agree yes like ‘thoughts and prayers’….Be well…Happy Father’s Day….chuq
What Paxton said is Biblical. I don’t expect you to give the man any credit, but he apparently is thinking of our Creator and of the next world.
Some of us love God and are called according to His purpose. Who? Since only God can see into a man’s heart, that is hard to say, but I know I want those I love to love God to be called by Him, and I also want to be one such person.
If you don’t like what Ken Paxton said, I doubt enjoy this post.
Cookie’s post and some of the comments that follow help explain the significance of God’s sovereignty. There is no arrogance in Paxton’s statement, and there is no cop out. It is simply an observation that God is sovereign. The Bible gives clear examples of people suffering greatly, seemingly to no purpose, and Bible shows how our suffering can glorify God and be for our welfare.
The fact God has a plan doesn’t excuse us from either doing evil or opposing it. God commands us to love our neighbor and to demonstrate that love in concrete ways.
Do you love your neighbor as much as you love yourself? Why not? Do you think it would be a cop out. Yeah! Sure!
Unfortunately, thanks to public education there is much ignorance about the teachings in the Bible. That has often been amply demonstrated both in the news media and in numerous blog posts.
Those teachings are for the shepherds of their flocks….not public education….chuq
Which is why public education is so useless and even dangerous. It is knowledge without wisdom.
Wisdom is learned not taught…..critical thinking leads to wisdom when not clouded. chuq
Knowledge and critical thinking are also learned and not taught.
The function of a teacher is to facilitate learning. When a teacher facilitates learning the nonsense some politicians want children to learn, that is a problem.
If you teach garbage then critical thinking is stunted…..that is what is happening today. chuq
And politicians are running the schools. So, the solution is more government control? Seriously? Have tried critical thinking?
There are lots of bad ideas, like Socialism, that people keep trying because they want power over others, not because they are good ideas.
Don’t blsme public or any other education.
Have you forgotten that God helps those that helps them selve.
God has a plan!
Thpughts and prayer!
It’s used as an exuse to do nothing.
While other nations learn from those horrible shootings, the U S takes a pause, utters (im)possible solutions and go on to the order of the day?
Second Amentment in the present form is not adepted to today.
At least adept it to the present day and the present day condtions and not leave it in the 18th centaury.
You are just making an unsupported assertion and then changing the subject. Sigh!
When people choose to do something other than what you want done, that is not the same thing as doing nothing. Even when people choose to leave well enough alone — especially with respect to something like the second amendment — that is most likely far superior to what you want done.
Doing nothing is never an option except for cowards. sorry to intrude. chuq
Most ideas are bad ideas. Most options for change are bad. That is why critical thinking requires us to criticize various options and to select the best of the worst. Sometimes the best option is to leave well enough alone and to work on something else. We are finite creatures
Cannot agree with the abstention….Not all ideas are bad…change is not always bad…..chuq
I did not say all ideas are bad. However, often the best idea is already in use.
I think all ideas can be improved…chuq
God helps those that help themsel ves.
I will do what my heart conscience and commen sense tell me to do!
If you want the right to do what your conscience and what you call commensense tells you to do, then why doesn’t your conscience and commonsense permit others the same right?
The gun law in the US allows you to protect yourself.
That means, you and/or family members.
People dying using guns is just a very small percentage of those by suicide, Physicly an/or psychology traumatized
You aren’t safe, any time and any place,anywhere.
At home,in your street, in shops, in a mall, hospitals,
Even houses of prayer aren’t safe
And,the Capitol in Washongton isn’t safe.Your place of government!
This has nothing to do anymore with “protection”.
It’s gunviolence gone wild, stops for nothing, protects nobody.
Using the Second as an exuse.
Prevention: Something a lot Americans have no affinity with.
People dying using guns for protection is very low, compared
Other reasons are much higher
I support the Second Amendment because governments abuse their power and kill more people than any individual who loses it and start shooting people. Nazis and Communists have killed tens of millions.
You don’t feel safe? Given we are taking a ride on a beautiful little planet through an enormous universe and you don’t seem believe in God, I am not surprised. You don’t believe in a sovereign God who loves us, and it is a cinch that none of us really knows what to do.
Your comment is on many points just assumptions.
You assume that I don’t believe in God.
You assume that I’m afraid.
Than you make the comment that Nazi’s and Communist killed more than an Individual starts shooting.
Of course millions died.
That doesn’t imply that gunviolrnce in the US acceptable.
IT ISN’T and will never be.
The Second Amentment may or may not have a place in the War of Indepence,even in the 19th centaury US-society.
But nowadays with all those weapons legal and illegal, small weapons, assault weapons in U S-society
When will you ever learn?
A society build on weapons is an unsave society.
For every US-citizen.
One of the reasons I debate is that responding to the ideas of others forces me to examine my assumptions.
I don’t think I have to worry about my so-called assumptions about you.
Do you believe in God? Are you afraid? No and yes. We have your own words on both subjects.
Is gun violence acceptable? Is war acceptable? Some people have always sought to abuse others. Before there were guns, violent people used fists, rocks, clubs, swords and so forth. That is why we have the right to defend ourselves. Sometimes we must defend ourselves as individuals. Sometimes we cooperate, and we must defend each other. Sometimes peaceful nations defend themselves from aggressive powers. Sometimes citizens defend themselves from tyrants.
The United States began when the people of the United States decided they could no longer tolerate the rule of a tyrannical king. That people ratified the Second Amendment. Since then various people have suffered under the bootheel of Nazis, Communists, Islamists, and various purveyors of tyranny. Yet you don’t think it strange that tyrants almost universally disapprove when the citizens want to arm themselves? No. You don’t. You are too afraid of weapons to examine whether or not the officials who want to ban guns can be trusted protect unarmed citizens from thugs and tyrannical government officials, including themselves.