It's opinion time again!
If God truly does exist, and he has a certain plan for us all, then why are we mourning those of the US Massacre?
In the Bible, the Lord is almighty and powerful, and is perceived as the one that chooses who lives, and who dies.
His Son was said to have "Died for our Sins" when he was actually executed, so he technically never died for anyone/anything. It was against his own will.
You don't seriously believe he said "I want my death to be execution like, on a cross 10 feet tall, with nails driven through my arteries, a spear driven through my abdomen, and a crown of thorns forced upon my head. All the while I scream "Father, forgive them, for they know not of what they do!" Best. Death. Ever."
Back on topic, God decides who lives and who dies. He has a 'Plan' for us, after-all. So in this plan, there would be several trillion occurances where someone has died. Since this is God we're talking about, his divine plan cannot be argued with, or deciphered.
So in accordance with this 'plan', the children at that school were destined to die then and there, no matter what happened. If it wasn't a massacre, a fire. If not a fire, a bomb. And so on and so forth.
So with that, we shouldn't be mourning the loss of anything. Lingering and clenching to the past so strongly, and emotionally, was once label'd as a Sin as well.
However, lets assume there isn't a God, and this is all just natural occurrences that can be explained with Science, Logic and Reason.
In which case, we SHOULD be mourning the loss of so many lives. We SHOULD be wanting revenge for them, even if we don't express it.
But in the same sense, you should also direct your eyes on the person who CAUSED the massacre.
What were they feeling? Did something happen to them? What could've made them go that far to be noticed?
Pumped Up Kicks, a song made in dedication to another Massacre. The lyrics themselves tell the persons story, and how it came to be a massacre. It was a chart-topping song as well.
I did some research on that and found surprisingly little about that persons story, and his reasons behind the massacre. There was more information in a single, 4 minute song, than 9 and a half hours of research dug up.
So lets say, for example, that kid was being abused at school. He's been called names constantly, pushed around, knocked to the ground. The teachers despised him, failed him because he 'deserves' it.