18 April 2007


On blog after blog and newscast ofter newscast I have read expressions of shock, horror and sympathy prompted by the massacre at Virginia Tech where 32 students were killed by a deranged fellow student.

Our prayers and thoughts are with them, said Tony Blair. And so they are.

But there here is something that happened on the same day.

BAGHDAD (AP) - Six bombs exploded in predominantly Shiite sections of the capital Sunday, killing at least 45 people in a renewal of sectarian carnage that set back the U.S. push to pacify Baghdad

Are our prayers and sympathy and thoughts with them too, or is it not politically correct to say so?


Anonymous said...


NMayes said...

It never ceases to amaze me how few people (especially us Americans) realize they are doing this -- grieving the loss of life deemed "precious" and ignoring the larger loss of life in what we consider the "third world".

If only we could give such compassion to massacres in sub-Saharan Africa or the middle east rather than apathy and cold disregard, we might then make a difference in the world.

May we all come to realize God made all our lives precious and start living that way.

Michael Westmoreland-White, Ph.D. said...

Actually, at most of the vigils, most definitely including the ceremony at VTech itself, the losses of life in Iraq and all over the world were mentioned more than once.

doodlebugmom said...

I actually said the same thing to my husband on Monday...33 dead would have been a good day in Iraq.

Pastor Phil said...

Thanks for a good reminder bro.

spookyrach said...

Good point.

thecutter said...

You are so right. There is the whole idea that the Iraqis (who were invaded... lest we forget) have started all the fighting amongst themselves and their suffering and death is really of no importance. I feel more for them, because they have lost hope.


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