The Quixotic Pastor

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

So much to pray about ...

I am absolutely stunned about the Amish school shooting in Lancaster, PA.

Any school shooting is awful, and I was also troubled by the shootings in Bailey, CO and Wisconsin last week. But this one is worse to me, maybe because it was a one-room school, among a community of peace-loving people, who are basically defenseless against this sort of thing. This is not a school that would likely install metal detectors ... and have armed security on campus.

I know the Amish have a proven track record of survival within a world that is often hostile to their values, although not usually hostile to the Amish themselves. But this is something really different ...


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