The massacre during the premier of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Colorado was a tragedy. I can’t understand how James Holmes could have gone into the theatre and kill 12 people, including a 6 year old child. It’s unforgivable.
But what I found ridiculous is that a congressman by the name of Louie Gohmert thinks that the cause of this massacre is the lack of prayer and the attack against Judeo-Christian values. He thinks that if more people would pray, their prayers could stop the massacre. Sorry, Rep. Gohmert, but that won’t do a thing. More or less prayer won’t stop some guy from killing people. These things have been going on for thousands of years. It’s nothing new. He doesn’t seem to understand his own government’s constitution, especially the part regarding separation of church and state. He doesn’t understand that there are many religions in the USA. He thinks that prayer, specifically Christian, should be permitted in high school graduations, for example. That would leave out those who are not Christian. Besides, public schools are state run, therefore, separated from church. But that’s not the point of this post. What I’m saying is that people will do whatever they want whether other people pray or not. And specifying one particular religion goes against the fact that the USA was not founded as a Christian nation, hence the separation of church and state.
You may agree or disagree with him, it’s your choice.