Saturday, December 15, 2012

Worst thing a Christian could Say? No, I don't think so.

As predicted, the list of horrible comments in response to the Connecticut shooting keeps growing. Friendly Atheist shared this one and said it was the worst thing a Christian could say following the tragedy.

The problem is, I can think of a lot worse things that they could say, as horrible as this comment is. I don't see any relevant difference between this comment about the Connecticut shooting and the justifications that apologists like Doug Wilson or William Lane Craig give for the slaughter of the Canaanite children in the OT: "They're with Jesus now, so they were the recipients of an 'infinite good.'"

Actually I can think of one difference, the Canaanite genocides probably never happened.

The comment thread got pretty heated, but he doubled down on his statement a few comments later:


I want to draw attention to two bits of this: Carole's comment that it "doesn't matter if they were Christians or not, because they were innocent children which means they automatically have a place in Heaven." How is this any different from Mormons retroactively baptizing dead Jews? Doesn't matter what you were in life, you have to be Christian in the afterlife.

And finally, John says "they will finally understand how this is the BEST Christmas for them, just as it will be the BEST for us when we get to heaven." Words cannot express.

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