Commentary: No atheists at mass shootings? Gospel triage

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“I was an agnostic. But now I believe in God.” That’s what a young man named Taylor said on CNN the morning after another malicious gunman murdered 58 people and wounded over 527 (the present count) at a country music festival in Las Vegas, Nev., on Sunday, Oct. 1. The 64-year-old shooter took 23 firearms, many adapted to machine-gun-like capacity, to his room on the 32nd floor in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. From there he sprayed bullets across a crowd of some 22,000 people packed shoulder to shoulder, with little or no place to hide. …

And what of American churches? Are most too divided, declining, naïve, immobilized, silent to offer effective responses to firearm violence and the spiritual (yes, spiritual) issues that impact them? When an agnostic or two show up after this or the next shooting incident, will we have any good news?

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