During an interview this morning with CNN, a witness to the Las Vegas shooting said that he now believed in God.
He also explained how the awful incident changed his own mind about God’s existence.
… I know I can’t speak for everyone, but for me… I was Agnostic going into that concert, and I’m a firm believer in God now, ’cause there’s no way that… all that happened, and that I made it, and I was blessed enough to still be here alive talking to you today.
But I think it’s only fair to point out that the same God he (now) thinks blessed him didn’t feel the same way about 58 people (and counting) who were slaughtered by a man with a weapon and at least 500 others who were wounded.
It’s been said before, but comments like these are the equivalent of thanking a serial killer for going to the neighbor’s house instead of yours. It’s not worth praising a god just because you were fortunate enough to make it out alive while so many around you suffered.