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Twelve crosses comprise a makeshift memorial near the Aurora, Colorado, movie theater, scene of last week’s mass shooting
July 24th, 2012
02:13 PM ET

Where was God in Aurora massacre?

By Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editor

(CNN) - Where was God in Aurora?

It’s a fresh take on an age-old question: Why does God allow suffering, natural disasters or - if you believe in it - evil?

We put the question to Twitter on Tuesday and got some starkly different responses.

“In short, God was in complete control, exercising His will,” wrote @PastorRileyF, who leads a church in Bethune, Colorado.

That riled @TheTrivia Jockey, who tweeted, “If that was God's will, God is definitely not deserving of my worship.”

Watch: Survivor of massacre says he forgives gunman

@trentpayne also took issue with the Colorado pastor: "I'm going to respectfully disagree with you Pastor. God gives free will to man, but it wasn't his will that they die."

The back-and-forth provoked other believers to chime in on the theological issue of God’s sovereignty vs. human free will, with many Christians seeking to explain how a sovereign God could preside over seemingly senseless bloodshed.

“It is not God's will or want that people died in Aurora,” wrote @GospelBluesman 20m. "God allowed man's inhumanity to man, rather than intervene.”

The conversation and debate continued in the comments section of this post, with some insinuating that the massacre might be a kind of divine punishment, or at lease divine neglect:

Lenny
We as a country have been telling God to go away. We told him to get off our currency, get out of our schools, get out of our Pledge of Allegiance, take your Ten Commandments out of our courthouses, get those Bibles out of hotels and no graduation ceremonies in our churches. How can we expect God to give us his blessing and his protection if we demand that he leave us alone?

Jesse R
Liberals have made it impossible for God to be anywhere during the upbringing of a child. Can't have any religious connotations in schools, libraries, government offices, etc., etc. Young men (and women) are growing up with no real sense of right and wrong. ... We no longer have the right of religion, but rather the right from religion. Parents no longer have the ability to discipline their children. We are always looking for the excuses ... violent video games and movies, bad teachers and schools ... when we should be looking in the mirror. We as a society are the reasons these massacres happen. We have allowed our children to become social misfits that lead to the kind of carnage we have seen on several occasions since religion and God disappeared from what the Founding Fathers once said was a necessity of a successful democracy ... faith.

Lots of readers used religious takes on the shooting to challenge the whole idea of God:

Who invited me?
How do you know the people that were killed didn't go to hell?, and how exactly does any of this show there is a reason? Reason is obviously something that you have replaced with belief, and you threw out logic with it.

Kyle
"God doesn't exist, so he wasn't anywhere. Get over it. A man was evil, and he was evil because he was crazy.

Plenty of others said the shooting was the devil's work:

Harleyxx
Evil things like this happen because Satan is the god of this world ... for the time being. God will undo all the damage caused by Satan's rebellion and man's disobedience when the time is right. In the meantime we all experience trials and tribulation due to living in an ungodly world. That is why Jesus taught his followers the Lord's Prayer ... 'to pray for God's kingdom to come.'

What’s your take? Where was God in the Aurora massacre? Or do you feel that such tragedies are evidence for a godless universe?

Let us know in comments, and we’ll highlight the best ones.

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: God • Violence

soundoff (10,690 Responses)
  1. Mark Strauss

    It drives me nut's when people inject GOD into this, when will mankind stop these foolish ideas of worship.
    you want to worship a man in the sky that allows things like this to happen, go for it, you must realize only man can save man, and that no superman son of the man in the sky died so you can sin, or will be welcoming you into some paradise some day. just stop it, 70 virgins, 19 wives, manchions to live in? you freaks freak me out.

    July 25, 2012 at 1:14 pm |
  2. Daniel

    God was receiving the 12 souls in heaven and Jesus was jaming the gun so no more peole would get kill, I feel bad for athiest people how empty and lonly there heart must be.

    July 25, 2012 at 1:14 pm |
    • ryan evans

      what were they doing for the hundreds who starve each day despite their prayers? busy planning on saving americans?

      July 25, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
    • MetalHeel

      Why is your god so picky and choosey with his people? Or was he just late to the party? The six year old that died missed out on an entire lifetime's worth of experiences because Jesus decided to jam the gun just a little bit later?

      July 25, 2012 at 1:19 pm |
    • The Asian Atheist

      Or the line into the gates got backed up and he had to call down and say "hold up, we need a few minutes to catch up, this six year year old didn't bring the appropriate forms!"

      July 25, 2012 at 1:21 pm |
    • The Asian Atheist

      Not sure how I typed year twice. Oops.

      July 25, 2012 at 1:22 pm |
    • The Asian Atheist

      Not to mention that is a pretty bold assumption saying that all non-religious folks are empty and lonely. Aren't christians taught not to judge others?

      July 25, 2012 at 1:24 pm |
    • TR6

      “Jesus was jaming the gun so no more peole would get kill, I feel bad for athiest people how empty and lonly there heart must be.”

      So where was Jesus when the first 12 were being killed, asleep at the switch?
      I feel bad for theists, how empty their heads seem to be

      July 25, 2012 at 1:24 pm |
    • Daniel

      want to know more read the bible if you are athiest why bother keep living with no hope.

      July 25, 2012 at 1:26 pm |
    • Adam

      Wow, Jesus was a little slow to act. His brother, Craig Christ, would never have let that happen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPdFrW076R0).

      July 25, 2012 at 1:29 pm |
    • MetalHeel

      @Daniel, my hope lies in the joys I get from this life. Don't jump to conclusions and don't assume things about people.

      July 25, 2012 at 1:30 pm |
    • The Asian Atheist

      @Daniel
      I have read the bible, parts of it anyways, because it helps to know the other side of the argument. Easiest research ever, since religion only has one source to reference, with maybe a few updated editions. Reading the bible only reaffirms my desire for god not to exist. He is kind of cruel. (That 'he' was only capitalized because it started the sentence.)

      July 25, 2012 at 1:34 pm |
    • norman

      Oh Daniel-so simple minded...you dont get it-many cretaed God (s) becaus ehe feaered detah and hoped for a better after life-this has been done by primtive man since teh dawn of time. Realizing there is no god is actually very freeing. You realize this is all we get-that life is precious and we must make teh most of this human experience. Focusing on what is after is the real tragedy-you miss what is most important-the life you have.

      July 25, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
  3. ryan evans

    How dare god! I mean, letting 12 people die on his home team? that ain't right!

    get your eyes on the ball, god! important people are dying in america!

    July 25, 2012 at 1:14 pm |
  4. Seamus Ruah

    Either God wasn't willing, or God doesn't exist. I'll stick with the more logical answer.

    There is no theist God.

    July 25, 2012 at 1:14 pm |
    • Mich3ll

      There absolutely is a GOD only one God might I add.
      If you could wrap your little brain around what is truly logical and factual.
      You may have hesitated before you opened your mouth and vomited such garbage.
      What a sad life you must live full of empty ness and sorrow.
      Every day waking up with nothing to look forward to, No faith ,no love... Just an EMPTY worthless existence.
      Without god you are nothing. So guess what that makes you.......!!????

      July 25, 2012 at 4:48 pm |
  5. varun

    God wants is to prosper in our eternal spirit. He never promised us eternal happiness in mortal flesh. This material world is a school of hard knocks for us to understand where our real home is. And yet, we want God to be our order supplier for favorable conditions and events in this temporary material existence. We do not understand the ABCs of the spiritual science - nor do we care - because we are so enchanted and consumed my materialism pushed by the same media such as CNN that also dares to publish such stories to further bewilder us from real purpose of life. Shame CNN!

    July 25, 2012 at 1:13 pm |
    • Adam

      No, "we" don't want anything from god. If you choose to believe in god, more power to you. I hope your life is better for it. But keep your faith out of the public square (and especially the government).

      July 25, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
  6. Adam

    Dear god,

    Please save me from your followers.

    Amen.

    July 25, 2012 at 1:11 pm |
    • Gabriel

      I'm trying my best.

      July 25, 2012 at 1:18 pm |
    • Mich3ll

      If you continue to make a joke of others faith and love of God & Jesus Christ you may be one of those who are begging to be saved for real...
      Some people are so blind
      It is very sad that the world is seriously at a place where the media has so much control over our minds that whatever they say the weak will quickly Follow suit and ride on the coat tails of the media just to feel important in some way.
      God is very real people and the sooner you realize that the better off you will be.
      May god lead you and walk with you so you will see the truth... AMEN

      July 25, 2012 at 2:32 pm |
  7. varun

    The irony of the situation is that this Holmes is most probably an atheist who grew up in a liberal environment - devoid of God and full of violent media - videos and movies - that he was influenced by. And yet, we see this story on CNN. Shame!

    July 25, 2012 at 1:09 pm |
    • Who invited me?

      liar
      he was presbyterian

      July 25, 2012 at 1:11 pm |
    • LinCA

      @varun

      You said, "The irony of the situation is that this Holmes is most probably an atheist who grew up in a liberal environment – devoid of God and full of violent media – videos and movies – that he was influenced by. And yet, we see this story on CNN. Shame!"
      Don't let facts get in the way of a perfectly good delusion.

      From an article on Christian Post: "James Eagan Holmes has been described as a shy and well-mannered young man by a neighbor, who claims the Colorado shooting suspect was heavily involved in his local Presbyterian church."
      See: http://www.christianpost.com/news/james-holmes-colorado-shooter-described-as-normal-christian-boy-amid-mental-health-investigation-photo-78623/

      July 25, 2012 at 1:12 pm |
    • Adam

      LinCA, you cheated. You referred to facts in a debate with a religious person. How are they supposed to respond now?

      July 25, 2012 at 1:14 pm |
    • varun

      "he was presbyterian" - only shows that either - a) presbyterian church teaches nothing about God or b) he was a bad student at the church or went there for social reasons to meet fellow gamers.

      July 25, 2012 at 1:15 pm |
    • yeahalright

      Crickets crickets crickets from Varun. Shame on YOU.

      July 25, 2012 at 1:15 pm |
    • Adam

      @varun

      No True Scotsman fallacy. All good Christians are true Christians. All bad Christians are fake Christians. Following logic like that, you might even believe that the entire planet could be flooded. Oh wait...

      July 25, 2012 at 1:18 pm |
    • LinCA

      @Adam

      You said, "LinCA, you cheated. You referred to facts in a debate with a religious person. How are they supposed to respond now?"
      Mea culpa. I shall repent. What is the proper punishment in case of such an error in judgment? Flagellation?

      July 25, 2012 at 1:19 pm |
    • Bryon

      "he was presbyterian" – only shows that either – a) presbyterian church teaches nothing about God or b) he was a bad student at the church or went there for social reasons to meet fellow gamers.

      Of course, if he's not religious, it's his lack of religion's fault, but if he is religious, he's just not doing it right.

      July 25, 2012 at 1:19 pm |
    • varun

      if someone fails at subject of maths, the either the teacher was bad or the student was not sharp enough. you cannot blame the subject of maths itself. you have to judge a tree by its fruit. so clearly either that church has failed in spiritual teachings or this guy had no sincere interest in learning about spiritual science.

      July 25, 2012 at 1:25 pm |
    • Adam

      @LinCA,

      I know, say a prayer! "Dear god, please accept my apology for trying to reason with one of your followers." 🙂

      July 25, 2012 at 1:26 pm |
  8. Angelic

    I think there was a God there, coming from a person who just recently started to believe. I've heard on the news that his gun jammed which allowed many to escape. Could be an explainable malfunction, or the act of divine intervention. And how was it, that the lady didn't open his apartment door all the way? Maybe God tried to warn her away, and thank heavens it worked. I think things like this happen because we all have to choose our path in life, He cannot always be there to guide. But these things happen to show everyone that there is also evil in this world, how can there not be? And we as humans, as neighbors, as friends need to stick together and be there for one another 24/7. Sadly, we are not; only when a tragic event such as this happens, then we pull together. He can only do so much, it is up to us to do the rest.

    July 25, 2012 at 1:08 pm |
    • Bill Deacon

      Congratulations on your walk! I pray He leads you to fulfillment of His grace for you.

      July 25, 2012 at 1:11 pm |
    • Adam

      Maybe the Flying Spaghetti Monster recognized that god was asleep at the wheel, so stepped in a had the guy's gun jam. I mean, anything is possible, right?

      July 25, 2012 at 1:13 pm |
    • yeahalright

      Yeah the dozen dead and 50ish wounded wish he stuck his divine thumb in the gun barrel a little sooner.

      July 25, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
    • Bryon

      If the gun malfunction was divine intervention, why would the shooting happen in the first place?

      July 25, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
    • Angelic

      The shooting probably happened in the first place because man needs to see what their weapons can do against one another. So many weapons, many we don't need. But they're out there, which gives bad people the chance to use them. These things happen in hopes people will open their eyes and see how much evil is out there and get rid of it. Why do we need such evil guns and rifles that are out there? So people can so "Oh, Jorge may have a regular pistol but I have a semi-automatic rifle, that can shoot hundreds of rounds in under a minute." No one needs that. But people make 'em.

      July 25, 2012 at 1:23 pm |
    • MetalHeel

      @Angelic, you don't think we can come to that conclusion on our own? And what's funny is the vast majority of people who support guns are Christians themselves. Just try to take their guns away.

      July 25, 2012 at 1:33 pm |
    • Angelic

      @MetalHeel
      If we can come to that conclusion, then why haven't we? There hasn't really been a big deal made about this issue yet. Of course, now there may be. And as for supporting guns, I agree. Support them, we all should have a handgun as protection. But we do not need such powerful ones. We just need the basics, something that will get the job done.

      July 25, 2012 at 1:42 pm |
    • MetalHeel

      @Angelic, we can come to that conclusion. That's why you and I can have a conversation like this and talk about the idea. But if we're really going to cut back on violence why don't we get rid of all guns? You don't think the shooter could have pulled this off with comparable ease having only a handgun? Or perhaps two handguns? Events like this could lead a person to conclude that the easy access to guns allows for these events to occur. Or at least makes it easier for people to do things like this. If guns were illegal then, sure, people could still get them illegally, but it would probably be a bit more of an endeavor to buy them. In Texas you can own as many guns as you want. To me that feels a little uncomfortable.

      Now I'm not trying to argue that we should take all guns away, but if you're going to talk about your god (or in my mind, the conscience or logical thought or whatever you want to call it) trying to get people to 'wake up' to the dangers of guns then you should really consider what exactly that's going to entail.

      July 25, 2012 at 1:53 pm |
    • Neece

      Well said Angelic!!!!

      July 25, 2012 at 2:45 pm |
  9. alemap

    Why don't people ever blame the true culprit for these tragedies....satan who works his way into the heart of man, who then chooses evil

    July 25, 2012 at 1:07 pm |
    • norman

      How about Hades? he seems like a pretty bad dude too

      July 25, 2012 at 1:52 pm |
  10. varun

    Shame on Gilgoff and CNN for trying to push their atheistic agenda on the back of such a horrible tragedy. It is disgusting opportunism of the lowest kind to be linking Aurora tragedy with this story. The fact is that people have been dying since time immemorial. The evil of death is unwanted but still it is taking place every second. Everyday hundreds of thousands die a non-violent death due to natural causes or old age. If you really want to use death to research God, it can be and should be done everyday. But we dont! We turn a blind eye towards the evils of old age, disease and death and pretend they do not exist and then blame God when such tragedies take place. Especially such stories – because they make good business at such time. Such opportunists can stoop to any low for profits and their career. The real question is - Are we really sincere in our attempts to understand God? Do we seriously care for self-realization? No we are not - we are consumed by the materialistic culture pushed on us by the same media such as CNN! The truth is we do not know even the ABCs of spiritual science. And publishing such stories just further exposes our gross ignorance in this matter. Shame!

    July 25, 2012 at 1:07 pm |
    • Who invited me?

      Ok now I know you are trolling.
      Keep posting hate at atheist to try to get a response.
      You are an idiot.

      July 25, 2012 at 1:09 pm |
    • Bryon

      Well, an easy way to reject such a materialistic culture would be to cancel your internet plan, sell your computer, and donate the money to charity. Assuming you aren't a troll of course. Either way it would make the internet a much more intelligent place.

      July 25, 2012 at 1:21 pm |
    • MetalHeel

      I think the death of a six year old weighs a little heavier in the realm of 'evils' than does someone dying of old age.

      July 25, 2012 at 1:25 pm |
    • varun

      @Bryon - I am using the internet in service of God by trying to enlighten people about Him. Matter is also coming from God even though it is temporary. It needs to be used in His service and not for our selfish sense-gratification or ego-gratification. Hope you get the idea.

      July 25, 2012 at 1:35 pm |
  11. NickZadick

    5 children die every minute from stravation on this planet and you wonder where god was for 12 people??

    July 25, 2012 at 1:06 pm |
    • MetalHeel

      Ah, valid point. Where's your god in that scenario? He's going to let children starve while give us in America a easy ride in this life?

      July 25, 2012 at 1:27 pm |
  12. Bill Carson

    IF there is a God, he/she/it would not recognize death in the same way we on earth would look at death.... IN FACT to an eternal God and to a believer in eternal life, no one actually dies.

    Weep for the living, they need consoling but if you truly do believe in God the dead are off to their reward and need nothing more from us, least of all pity.

    July 25, 2012 at 1:05 pm |
    • J.W

      I never thought about that, but I do somewhat agree. If I knew we all had eternal life I may think of life in the short time we have here a little differently. The problem is none of us are really sure what will happen.

      July 25, 2012 at 1:11 pm |
    • Bill Deacon

      The dead have finished their trial. Ours goes on. Now we must go on without them. We weep for the living.

      July 25, 2012 at 1:13 pm |
    • alemap

      Bill Carson, a lot of truth in what you said....death being the beginning of our real life

      July 25, 2012 at 1:13 pm |
    • Frank Lee

      alemap,
      "death being the beginning of our real life"

      Yeah, it's nice that *anything* can be true in a fantasy.

      July 25, 2012 at 1:17 pm |
  13. Atheist

    CNN is a journalistic joke and you are all stupid.

    July 25, 2012 at 1:01 pm |
    • EnjaySea

      Hey, hey! Hold on there pilgrim. I'm not stupid. I know, because I was tested for stupidity, and the results came up negative.

      July 25, 2012 at 1:05 pm |
    • BoBzRoD

      Yep. Dumb as a bunch of 5 year olds arguing how Santa gets all the way around the world in one night.

      July 25, 2012 at 1:20 pm |
  14. varun

    Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editor??? CNN, an atheist should not be CNN.com Religion Editor. What a joke!

    July 25, 2012 at 12:59 pm |
    • Who invited me?

      Why not....You aren't allowed to discriminate based on ones beliefs in hiring practices.

      July 25, 2012 at 1:01 pm |
    • EnjaySea

      An atheist is actually perfect for the job. As an atheist, I can verify that we tend to give religion quite a bit of thought.

      July 25, 2012 at 1:01 pm |
    • Bill Deacon

      Interesting comment NJC. A lot of thought seeking proof. I suggest less thought and more practice. That is if your inquiry is truly honest and not just mental flagellation designed to entertain yourself and impress others.

      July 25, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
    • EnjaySea

      Hey Bill, I hereby challenge you to make a comment that doesn't somehow end in a personal attack. Can you do it?

      July 25, 2012 at 4:35 pm |
  15. Brian C

    If I was part of the media, I would be trying to get an angle on the spiritual side of this killer. What are his beliefs? According to the bible, a person can become demon-possessed which causes them to be filled with hatred and act out in violence. According to the report from the gun club owner, he described the killer's voice on his answering machine with the same description as someone who is demon-possessed. The photos of the killer's eyes in court also show signs of possession. Although I don't think anyone can determine if he's actually demon possessed at this stage, I think it would be interesting for someone to research this and write an article.

    July 25, 2012 at 12:59 pm |
    • DPGW

      Holy c...r...a.....p....Demon possession, huh? Good theory.

      July 25, 2012 at 1:03 pm |
    • MetalHeel

      People still believe in demon possession? Really? And you legitimately want an investigation into this?

      July 25, 2012 at 1:12 pm |
    • Bill Deacon

      What religious call demon possession the medical community might call mental illness. Both apt descriptors

      July 25, 2012 at 1:19 pm |
    • alemap

      demon possession is more prevalent than we might think...read the true story behind the Excorist movie..

      July 25, 2012 at 1:29 pm |
    • MetalHeel

      @Bill Deacon, except that in the case of mental illness there are procedures and treatments that can actually help. Instead of like chanting at someone and throwing water on them.

      July 25, 2012 at 1:38 pm |
  16. DPGW

    The ignorance of this question astounds me. You might as well ask "Where was Santa Claus"? "Why didn't Thor do something to stop this?" So sad...

    July 25, 2012 at 12:58 pm |
  17. varun

    Shame on Gilgoff and CNN for trying to push their atheistic agenda on back of such a horrible tragedy. It is disgusting opportunism of the lowest kind to be linking this tragedy with this story. People have been dying since time immemorial. The evil of death is unwanted but it is still taking place every second. Everyday hundreds of thousands die a non-violent death due to natural causes or old age. If you really want to use death to research God, it can be done everyday. But we dont! We turn a blind eye towards the evils of old age, disease and death and pretend they dont exist and then blame God when such tragedies take place. Especially such stories - because they make good business at such time. Such opportunists can go stoop to any low for profits. Are we really sincere in our attempts to understand God? No we are not! We do not know even the ABCs of spiritual science. And publishing such stories just further exposes our gross ignorance in this matter. Shame!

    July 25, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
    • EnjaySea

      I don't blame god fot this. Hell, I don't even believe in god. I blame the guy with the orange hair.

      July 25, 2012 at 12:57 pm |
    • NickZadick

      atheistic agenda? atheists are logical normal people... people who believe in ridiculous sky fairies need to get help for their brainwashing!!

      July 25, 2012 at 1:11 pm |
  18. Lauren

    thought this article from Relevant Magazine was quite fitting for this discussion:

    http://www.relevantmagazine.com/current/nation/aftermath-national-tragedy

    Particularly the following paragraph: "Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel once told the story of watching the hanging of a young boy. A prisoner asked him, 'Where is God now?' A voice inside responded, 'Here He is. He is hanging here on the gallows.' We don’t often realize what it means that Christ took the sins of the world upon Himself. It means He was there in the theater, pierced by bullets with the victims. He was scarred by the shrapnel. His eyes were scorched with gas and then burned with tears as He mourned alongside the broken."

    July 25, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
  19. Jeff

    Such a tragedy deserves a longer response. Here's mine - http://jeffkclarke.com/2012/07/02/faith-and-the-challenge-of-evil-and-suffering-part-one-is-god-to-blame/

    Grace, strength and peace to the families.

    July 25, 2012 at 12:51 pm |
  20. The Asian Atheist

    I think the fact that this life that we get to live is the only existence we will know is pretty incredible. It means every moment is just that little bit more precious, because it is all we will have. Every relationship, good or bad, is an experience. Our goal as a society should not be the worship of a deity, but the continued development and journey of our species. Let's see what we can responsibly accomplish, and let's leave our world better than we entered it. Religion cannot do that, since it focuses on buying your way into the afterlife.

    July 25, 2012 at 12:50 pm |
    • Which God??

      Nicely said, Asian. Words to live by, with no ritualistic, mumbo-jumbo prayers, pleading/begging/pacifying some sky-fairy.

      July 25, 2012 at 1:15 pm |
    • Bill Deacon

      A nice comment. Too bad your views on religion are skewed and erroneous.

      July 25, 2012 at 1:21 pm |
    • The Asian Atheist

      You may be a decent person, but just because you live by the nice parts of your religion does not mean that the majority of your cohorts follow suit. The cost of religion is far too great to warrant keeping it around for the sake of a few good deeds and pleasant ideas. Too much pain and sorrow have been caused by the faithful, and despite your best efforts, you cannot wash away the blood of history from your hands.

      July 25, 2012 at 1:29 pm |
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