Have you come here to play Jesus to the lepers in your head?

Far Away

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The organization I work for has associates out in Blacksburg, VA involved in the shooting, and we’ve been receiving regular updates from our people there.  These stories seem so far away when you just watch them on the news. 
Reports and other writings have already brought up the issue of gun control, which to me seems pointless because people found numerous ways to kill each other long before anyone ever dreamed of concealed firearms. 

But you try to make sense of these things when they happen.  You can’t, but you try, and it usually entails placing blame on something easier to deal with—like taking away guns—than anything that might be on the inside of us. 

So we think if we take away the guns, everything will be okay.  My memory might be faulty, but I do not recall whether the 9/11 conspirators ever drew a gun. 

No one likes to talk about evil.  Once you place evil into the mix, it means you might have to blame yourself, and we can’t have that.  We can’t stand to imagine that the person standing in the mirror could ever…

So we just shrug, and push that thought far away. 


Written by taj

April 18, 2007 at 1:28 pm

Posted in Life, Politics

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  1. Good point, plus, they didn’t ground all airplanes after 911, did they?

    I wrote a companion piece to your blog on my own. Check it out.


    April 21, 2007 at 9:05 am

  2. Everyone deals with evil the way they know how, and that means some keep denying it. Nobody said it worked.

    Lord Vertigo

    April 24, 2007 at 8:09 am

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