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The Blame Game... Is not having God in public schools really to blame?

This is going around FB... My heart as I know every else's goes out to all of these families, but
do you honestly believe that keeping God out of the public schools is the reason behind this horrific day?

My response to this (and I am sure will not go over well ) was this:

"You Don't Need God in our schools if HE is already in OUR Hearts..
Not having God in this school did not create what this Monster did."

Does keeping a religion in schools/work places/ etc... really prevent things like this from happening or is this another way for some religious ppl (not all) to blame a mass of ppl who wish to work and play in a more even field?

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Asked by gmasboy at 9:16 AM on Dec. 15, 2012 in Religious Debate

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  • 1 - God IS allowed in schools, the schools just aren't allowed to be the ones to address him. Students are allowed to pray, to read their bibles, etc, etc.

    2 - no, especially since the perpetrator was not a member of the school, even if the premise that God in school would make a difference was a valid one it wouldn't change that the person responsible wouldn't have been influenced by that.

    3 - I think it's disgusting the way people use this kind of tragedy, which has nothing to do with religion at all, and twist it into some sort of religious point. it perpetuates the idea that people cannot be moral without also being Christian, which is a prejudice we need to work against, not perpetuate. all it does is fuel seeing nonChristians as less than, and it fuels ignorance and immaturity on the part of those Christians who subscribe to it...

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 1:12 PM on Dec. 15, 2012

  • If that is true, then why do far more secular countries have a much lower rate of violent crime?

    The problem with America is there is too much god and it absolves people of personal responsibility.


    Answer by beeky at 1:31 PM on Dec. 15, 2012

  • Of course not.  If there were an all-powerful, all-knowing, omnipresent god, how could he be prevented from going anywhere?  Such a god would know that those children were going to be killed, because "omniscient" means to know EVERYTHING - everything that was, everything that is, and everything that will be.  To be omnipresent, means to be EVERYWHERE.  There would be no place where he could not be.  To be omnipotent is to be ALL POWERFUL, which means that he can do whatever he wants to do, whenever and wherever he chooses. There is nothing he can't do, no place he can't be, and nothing that he doesn't know.  Because prayer isn't forced in schools any longer shouldn't be an issue for such a being as God, unless, of course he chose to let those children die to make a point. If so, what an omni-asshole he would be, if he were real.


    Answer by jsbenkert at 1:53 PM on Dec. 15, 2012

  • Oh my God is this really turning into a religious debate now? Give me a fuking break! It's not about faith it's about being smart and preventing this from ever fuking happening! Start with improving ways to help the mentally ill people! Stop giving them drugs and actually get them real help.

    Answer by uwmilf at 2:17 PM on Dec. 15, 2012

  • The mentally ill need to ask for help and most of them are not well enough to realize they need it, what needs to be done is regulate those mass destruction weapons so they will not be available to the mentally ill or anyone else but those at a war!

    Answer by older at 2:45 PM on Dec. 15, 2012

  • I find it exhausting how how quickly people were ready to jump on this with their political and religious flags raised. They keep speculating that the shooter lacked the ability to empathize...the same applies to a LOT of the people talking about it.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 2:49 PM on Dec. 15, 2012

  • why as a society we are so determined to blame anything and everything BUT the shooter?! its the shooters fault, he stole the gun, he pulled the trigger, he did this horrible things. no amount of any outside anything is going to keep these kinds of things from happening, except figuring out a way to help the person who chooses to do these awful things before they do them.

    Answer by okmanders at 3:30 PM on Dec. 15, 2012

  • I'm going to be an asshole here, but apologize at the same time. What about all the children molested in private school or church? Was god taking a nap then?

    Seriously bad things happen "god" being in out over under a school has nothing to do with it. It disgusts me seeing people push religious propaganda on people by using a horrific situation.

    Answer by skinnyslokita at 3:40 PM on Dec. 15, 2012

  • How would God not being in schools be relevant here anyway? Teaching children about God could in no way prevent a non-student, adult man from outside the school from coming in and doing harm.

    Answer by DusterMommy at 4:26 PM on Dec. 15, 2012

  • Do these idiots actually believe that if those kids were forced to recite a prayer before class, that this tragedy would not have happened? Really? 


    Answer by MamaK88 at 4:43 PM on Dec. 15, 2012

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