The mass shooting of the LGBTQ community in Orlando, Florida, is deeply disturbing but it’s also indicative of the world we live in.
There can be no such thing as a utopia until there is no hate in the world and speaking realistically, is that ever possible when man has the choice to be both good and evil?
I don’t think so. Man is imperfect and we must deal with that.
The knee-jerk reaction is to take away guns, impose mass restrictions and preach love. But seriously, what good is that going to do? People who want to kill will find a way (the black market is probably better than the legal market) and hate does not listen to restrictions or preaching.
I think it’s fair to say that more often than not these horrific, senseless shootings are done out of anger and misguided religious beliefs. When one hears Christians claiming homosexuality is wrong simply because they believe it so and despite all evidence contrary, it’s enough to make you pull out your hair. When Muslims take their own lives ALONG WITH OTHERS in the name of their Koran, we try to fight fire with fire. When Scientologist’s force family members to shun their “non-believing” family members, one wonders how anyone can do that.
But religion is belief and there is no arguing with it as it is not rooted in fact.
Personally, I’m agnostic. But I can’t imagine any God wanting someone to hurt another simply because they’re different.
Why are people so fearful of differences?
Why can’t we all live together in peace?
What were those club-goers doing that made this killer so angry? Why are so many people so angry at others who disagree with them but cause them no injury?
Why are so many people unhappy?
Perhaps if we stopped paying attention to pop culture and turned to philosophy, we could start to learn how to live together in peace….
This is a people problem, not a regulation problem.