But perhaps God’s purpose in the world (I am only thinking aloud here) is to draw his creatures to him. And you have to admit that tragedies like this one at Virginia Tech help to do that!
And, um, we should be happy about this?
You know, if God wants to draw me to him, I’d like to think he could find a way to do it without KILLING MORE THAN TWO DOZEN INNOCENT PEOPLE IN A GUN MASSACRE.
And if that is the only way for it to happen, then strike me down and obliterate me from existence, because – even though I hate to take a page from the left-wing – NOT IN MY NAME.
(this post is also the fault of PZ Myers)
Update: An atheist professor at Virginia Tech responds to Mr. D’Souza with utterly undeserved calm and eloquence.
Another Update: D’Souza, referencing page 192 in Really Piss-Poor Apologetics for Dummies (and Complete Idiots) throws out the “atheists just hate god” line.
What could be next? Pascal’s wager?