What are your thoughts on dealing with the tragedy we saw recently at Virginia Tech? How do we make sense of the violence in this world? And how do you deal with the question of "Why?" Why did God let this happen?
We live in a magnificent, yet dangerous, world. As if it weren't dangerous enough, we continually tempt fate, risk our lives and toy with death. We fly supersonic, Mach-speed planes directly at one another for the crowds, taunt alligators and stingrays to get ratings, and jump off cliffs, platforms and out of aircraft with nylon sheets or rubber bands and hope we don't splat onto the ground.
Our favorite movies include serial murder and technological mayhem and our sports are best when someone's brain collides within their skull earning a knockout for the champ. Our neighbors hate us to death, so we buy guns and form armies to protect ourselves but we never know when we'll have to use them or when they'll be used on us. Men get women pregnant without the benefit of marriage, so doctors are employed to kill their conceptions for an agreed price.