Monday, February 4, 2013

Those That Prey and Those That Pray

In case you haven't been watching the news with an eye out for the most dangerous and deluded people out there, Alabama has been dealing with a live one. Police are saying that Jim Dykes shot a bus driver before taking a kindergartener hostage and holing up in an underground bunker. It is deplorable what people can do to each other. The question is, what do we do in the face of this kind of brutality? We can try to control gun violence, we can support the family and friends, we can rally support from the community and nation, we can comfort the people involved, we can try to construct ways that prevent this type of situation, or we can do something completely worthless like pray.
Fox News has decided to opt for the do nothing approach in their puff piece on the Alabama tragedy. They have come to the conclusion that shining a spotlight on the people that opt to pray instead of doing something worthwhile is the best course of action in this situation. Of all the things that could be done by every one of these people involved, they would rather sit around and parade their piety in front of the world instead of actually trying to accomplish anything.

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