January 15th, 2013
04:48 AM ET

Reverend: Newtown chose compassion, love

Two religious leaders in Newtown discuss the community healing process one month after the Sandy Hook shooting.

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  1. Milton


    January 16, 2013 at 5:12 pm |
  2. Primewonk"

    Claw – your god claims both omnipotence and omniscience. Your god knew, before he created the universe, that Lanza would take those unsecured weapons and rip apart 20 little kids. And yet, your god created him anyway. Your god is personally responsible for these murders. You have to have some pretty significant cognitive dissonance to not understand this.

    January 16, 2013 at 8:17 am |
    • Oooh the cognitive disonance game..

      I'll play.

      Lets see..I get 3 choices.

      . Change my behavior

      •Justify my behavior by changing the conflicting cognition.
      •Justify my behavior by adding new cognitions.

      Okay I choose door #3.

      God is God of all things good and bad and perception of good and bad exists only in the minds of men.

      Hows that? You want some more philosophy? Coz really we could be here all day.

      January 17, 2013 at 6:23 am |
    • Primewonk

      Sorry, but you can't have free will and an omnipotent omniscient god. Just won't work.

      January 17, 2013 at 8:06 am |
    • Observer

      Why not wouldn't omnipotent involve an impossibility, or any impossibility?

      January 17, 2013 at 5:38 pm |
  3. Santi Clause

    Well, had God answered these dead children's prayers a bit sooner, we wouldn't have a healing process now would we?

    January 15, 2013 at 6:10 am |
    • truth be told

      What a selfish and ignorant comment. It is no wonder atheist types are known as liars.

      January 15, 2013 at 8:52 am |
    • 0G-No gods, ghosts, goblins or ghouls

      Religious charlatans (priests, rabbis, any/all cult leaders) need the occasional disaster to extend the life of their bullsh!t and to feel relevant.

      January 15, 2013 at 8:59 am |
    • NClaw441

      I doubt this gets read, but I will say it anyway. If you are not a person of faith, that is certainly your right, and I understand. However, I can imagine that perhaps some families of the victims of Sandy Hook or other tragedies might come to these threads for a little comfort and solace. Comments such as yours, while within your rights, are crude and hurtful. What could possess someone to insult the honest faith of others? Why would you say something like that? Has a Christian or other religious person done something to hurt you that you feel requires you to lash out?

      January 16, 2013 at 8:05 am |
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