discussing this from a different angle than in the question it was already posted in.
first, it really bugs me that she had to say "and then i did something teachers arent' suppose to do"- as if to make herself look like a good Christian. she just survived a tornado and her first thoughts are this? *EDIT*- nobody cares what you do when an E4 tornado is coming for you. so why go there?
second- the praying aspect. she admitted she was praying, and its likely she wasn't the only one. she was obviously quite proud of herself for praying also, as proven in her statements above. yet the school was still flattened. children & other innocents still died (and atheists survived to boot, as seen in a wolf blitzer interview) did she not pray hard enough? should she have prayed better? do you believe god controls the weather (or has control over it) and is responsible for the tornado & all of it's destruction, or is he only responsible for the lives spared? how can people with an honest conscience thank god for those who weren't killed by it without backhandedly insulting those who were 'chosen' to die?
My problem is that she is clearly using this tragedy to push the prayer in school agenda. She could've easily, just simply said : "And, then I prayed". Or even "And, then I prayed out loud". But, no..she used the media attention she was receiving, to say: And, then I did something teachers aren't supposed to do. I prayed, I prayed out loud". And, with that...she used a tragedy as a platform for an agenda. Wrong, just so wrong! And, if people can't see that, then they really need to examine themselves and their own motives & beliefs.
Answer by 3libras at 5:04 PM on May. 22, 2013
Answer by kmath at 6:45 PM on May. 22, 2013
Answer by bandgeek521 at 4:09 PM on May. 22, 2013
Answer by NotPanicking at 4:29 PM on May. 22, 2013
how can people with an honest conscience thank god for those who weren't killed by it without backhandedly insulting those who were 'chosen' to die?
That's the point. They can't.
Answer by witchqueen at 4:34 PM on May. 22, 2013
And the reasons behind it won't be known to us until it's our time.
Which brings us right back to this
Answer by NotPanicking at 4:42 PM on May. 22, 2013
Answer by NotPanicking at 5:50 PM on May. 22, 2013
Answer by NotPanicking at 4:10 PM on May. 22, 2013
Answer by NotPanicking at 4:17 PM on May. 22, 2013
Answer by bandgeek521 at 6:56 PM on May. 22, 2013
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