1. Don’t do this. This senseless massacre of children should never be used as an evangelical wedge issue. Take some time to grieve and pray for the families of the deceased. Take a rest from insulting your atheist friends and family with a t-shirt that your own god would despise (Deu 18:20).
2. Have you read the bible? It’s filled with examples of god-sponsored genocide, including women and children.
“And we utterly destroyed them, … utterly destroying the men, women, and children, of every city.” Deuteronomy 3:6
“And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword.” Joshua 6:21
“Thus saith the LORD of hosts … go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.” 1 Samuel 15:2-3
3. You want to know why God isn’t “allowed” in the schools? Go ask Westboro Baptist Church who will be picketing the school and celebrating the death of the godless children!!! Should we allow the god that Westboro believes in? Or the one that you believe in?
4. Is the t-shirt saying that peace in school REQUIRES that god be allowed? Because what kind of powerful god would allow children (many of whom surely go to church) to be massacred, even if he weren’t “allowed” in the schools? Seriously… we must suspend our constitutional rights to receive protection from god? And there is absolutely NO violence in religious schools? Bullshit.
5. Maybe the shirt is saying that God randomly picked these students to be instruments of his wrath against secular America? It wouldn’t be the first time that the biblical god brought wrath upon innocent children (2 Kings 2:23-24), but those stories of a jealous/angry god are just some of the reasons that I’m not a christian.
6. I keep coming back to this question… which god should we allow in public schools? Maybe we should ask the many Muslim nations whose god doesn’t allow girls to attend school. Those nations turned out fine, right?
7. Maybe I read the news story incorrectly, but wasn’t this tragedy caused by a young adult who unlawfully entered the school, and not any lack of morality within the school? Doesn’t this fact render this irritating facebook meme irrelevant?
8. Public schools don’t have the privilege of selecting the students who can afford them. Why is there (seemingly) more violence in public schools? Maybe because poor kids are dealing with some poverty-related issues that the wealthy students at religious schools don’t encounter.
9. The crusades called and said “LOL… you’re joking, right?”.
10. Dear God: Why did you allow kids to be sexually abused in so many catholic schools. Dear concerned student: Touche!