Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Man, God's pop quizzes are murder

The pastor at the Colorado megachurch that was the locale of a recent shooting has declared it was all a test:
"Last weekend was a test ... but we are passing the test," said the Rev. Brady Boyd, New Life Church senior pastor, on a bright, sunny day when snow-capped Pikes Peak could be seen from the church grounds.

Really? What exactly is being tested? The cliché boilerplate is that such crises are tests of "faith", as though faith somehow acts as a bulletproof vest.

So the church is passing the test. The two teenage girls who were murdered, though, apparently failed. Probably their fault; they didn't have enough faith.

And this is somehow supposed to be a sign that God loves these people.

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