25 December 2012
William Lane Craig on Sandy Hook
Y'know, coming from him, this isn't remotely as awful as it could have been. It's pretty much exactly the type of drivel that one might expect as Christians want to turn to their faith in the wake of the tragedy, but have that troubling question – Why would God allow this to happen?
The answer, of course, being that it's all part of the Divine Plan.™
I mean really, no matter how much you want to dress it up, that's really all it boils down to. You just have to accept that God has his reasons. I mean sure, he's omnipotent, and he could just defeat all evil and suffering in an instant of willpower, but that wouldn't make for a very interesting story, would it? Batman never kills the Joker, either.
Anyway, my thought on watching this was that there one big difference between the Sandy Hook shooting and the Massacre of the Innocents in the Bible, which is that we have lots and lots of evidence that the Sandy Hook shooting really happened.