God, guns and 2 year olds


In a very disturbing incident in the US a 5-year-old boy shot and killed his 2-year-old old sister.  The young lad was given a rifle for his 4th birthday, apparently that’s the way it’s done in Kentucky.

It is without a doubt horrific.  Nobody deserves to die like that, no parent deserves to lose their child like that and no sibling deserves to be responsible for such an act.

c4806-1.jpgThere are so many questions.  Why was the rifle still loaded?  What was the rifle within easy reach?  Who the fuck markets rifles to children as toys?  What sort of parents think this is a suitable present?

Just around the corner however, there is always someone wanting to bring god into it.  As if somehow that makes it better.

The children’s grandmother Linda Riddle is devastated, but comforted knowing that her granddaughter is in a better place.

She is talking of her grand-daughter being in heaven of course.

Riddle said her granddaughter enjoyed singing and playing outdoors, and she loved her brother.

Just like any 2-year-old.  The world is simply fantastic, a marvel.  There is so much happiness in children.  Through the stupidity of the parents she’s now dead.  That’s it, there is no coming back from this.  An easily preventable accident.

“It was God’s will. It was her time to go, I guess,” she told WLEX. “I just know she’s in heaven right now and I know she’s in good hands with the Lord.”

This god is a bastard.  This god of theirs that picks and chooses when and how we die, decided the best way to take this little girl was to have her 5-year-old brother shoot her in the chest with a rifle that was given as a present.  It’s a tragedy in itself that the grandmother rationalises this and gets comfort by suggesting that her grand-daughter is now in good hands.  She really should be asking why the good hands of the lord didn’t act before the trigger was pulled.  How easy is it for an all-powerful being to knock a bullet off its path or to jam the mechanism, or to prevent a company from marketing such products.

You want evidence that there is no god.  Here it is.  Rather than try to make sense of this terrible death by invoking god, try to understand how a 5-year-old boy was able to gain access to a loaded .22 calibre rifle, point it at his sister and kill her.




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