This is the only thing that makes sense to me today
This is not the kind of post you would expect from me, and just because I don't write about things like this certainly doesn't mean that I am not outraged by them, but I prefer to leave the commentary to those more articulate and informed.
I don't think I need to be informed or terribly articulate to acknowledge just how fucked up parts of the world are these days, and what happened in Paris last night is just one example. I have visited Paris - it is a beautiful city - while I am horrified at the killings that took place last night, I would be equally horrified were it to happen in any other city in the world. Millions of #prayforParis hashtags are showing up on Instagram and Twitter today, but prayer isn't going to fix what happened, and it's not going to stop it from happening again.
And this is where I am at a loss - what has to happen for ISIS (if they are in fact responsible), or other terrorist groups to stop killing people in the name of whatever God they worship? An emotional gut reaction that I'm sure many people are feeling today is probably along the lines of "Wipe them out", "bomb the shit out of Syria and Iraq". Why not? Because thousands of innocent people would be killed in the process, more would rise up to take their place, and because their beliefs are so twisted they would feel they died as martyrs. Where do we go from here? What weapon do you have against people who put so little value on human life. Does anyone have any answers?
Where Do We Go From Here?