As would be expected after such a tragedy, people are using whatever technique they can to understand and rationalize the deaths of the children who were killed on Friday in the safety of their godless public school.
Among those rationalizations is the insistence that those children are now angels, watching over the rest of us.
Something I've always wondered about angels, and how people imagine them to be is this: When a child dies and is (supposedly) brought to heaven to be an angel, is that child forever the same age, then? Would a child who died at age 2 or 4 always be 2 or 4 for the rest of eternity? Are our grandparents spending the rest of eternity as elderly versions of themselves forever and ever? Or is there some sort of transformation that makes them some timeless version of themselves - or to they quit being "themselves", lose their personalities, the lessons they've learned (or never learn life's lessons because they died too young), and become some formless, ageless, completely wise angelic drones?
How do you imagine angels to be? If you believe that people who were "good enough" in life become angels for eternity in heaven, do you think they go through any sort of transformation? Do babies grow up?Answer Question
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I do believe in angels. As for the souls of the children, I can't say what happened to them. I hope they are all at peace. They were innocent beautiful children.
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