The driver of a tractor-trailer, talking on his cell phone while driving like virtually every bad driver I see on the road these days (can you tell this is a pet peeve?), collided with a school bus. One child died, but passers-by were able to rescue others before they burned to death.
According to Jim Yancey, Marion County Superintendent of Schools, this was both a tragedy and a miracle. Evidently, this is how miracles work. An innocent child dies and others survive. Really? What do you think the parents of the dead 13-year-old girl thought when they read your quote in the local paper, Superintendent?
But Yancey was not to be alone in his superstitions. One of the rescuers, James Horton, a father himself, had this to say:
The Lord put us all there for that reason — to save those children.As The Stubborn Curmudgeon pointed out,
But not to save the sweet, innocent, 13-year-old little girl who died. God must have put her near the flames for a reason just like he made the truck driver use his cell phone at the perfect moment.I cannot help wondering if this father of three believes that his god deliberately killed this innocent child for some mysterious reason. If so, would this make a psychopath or just another misguided Christian. Believers seem oblivious to how this sort of thought process leads to victim blaming and massive guilt for the family of the deceased.
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