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The Newtown Massacre and the Pain of God

HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 10:00 AM
Belief and knowing are two different things. I agree we all have a conscience. We understand pretty well that our conscience comes from our capacity for empathy. It's not an excuse or emotional rehetoric. It's an observation and something I hope resonates with people. I understand you have your beliefs you may not care for those that disagree with you, but at the end of the day we're all still human. We're all still God's children, whatever that may entail.

In the aftermath of the Newtown massacre, as family members and friends of the slain and wounded suffer unspeakable agony, people around the world are asking, “Where was God?” But very few are asking, “Is God hurting too?”

According to Basilea Schlink (1904-2001), a German Christian leader who stood up to the Nazis, “Anyone who loves as much as God does, cannot help suffering. And anyone who really loves God will sense that He is suffering.” She found support for this view in the writings of the Japanese Lutheran theologian Kazoh Kitamori in his book “Theology of the Pain of God.”

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