Yesterday we were witness to yet another senseless killing at a Ohio High School http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-ohio-school-shooting,0,1426226,full.story and unfortunately some pundits on the left have started their rants always follow these tragedies.
The first is, of course the usual call for tougher gun laws. We have seen no details on how or where he got the gun and I'll bet that if it is found that it was obtained illegally off the street (unlike we law abiding gun purchasers who have to fill out mountains of government paperwork), we will never hear about it or it will most certainly be reported around 2:00 AM.
The second rant of course is the fact the "God let this happen". Now we know that they really don't believe in God, or they they do worship a deity it certainly isn't the one found in the Bible (although some people have wondered aloud if they are in fact in league with the devil http://www.drudgereport.com/flash3s.htm).
The intent of their question is simply a backhanded indictment of their incorrect perception of people of faith. What they are asserting is that if God really did exist he wouldn't let tragedies like this happen. To those who actually are religious or who study the religious, this is an absolute specious assertion. The faithful believe that God created Heaven and Earth and as such, everything that is of nature is "of God" including life and death. In fact it is in death, that people of faith are rewarded for leading a Christian life on Earth. The goal and basis for having a true relationship with God, is that he will be there for you in life and in death. People of faith understand that this does not necessarily mean that God will reach down his hand and stop the bullet before it reaches your heart, but that if it does reach your heart, that God will be there to take you into the Kingdom of Heaven.
Now we don't know much about the victims of the Ohio shooting, whether they attended church or prayed, and; of course nothing can be physically proven which is the basis of any faith. But the answer to those on the left who would take advantage of a tragedy to discredit God and those people who believe is - "he is with them".