Charleston and Our Tragic Impotence

The reaction to the slaughter of nine members of an African-American church in South Carolina demonstrated by the members of the affected community has been one of unfathomable transcendence. The residents of Charleston, guided by divine faith, have responded to unspeakable violence with forgiveness and behaved in a manner that is beyond admirable. The reaction to this event from those who were not immediately affected by it has been quite different. Some have embraced divisiveness, aggression, and litigiousness while others succumbed to fatalism and despair.  These reactions to this act of terror have been muted expressions of torment at the horrible understanding that none of us could have, or likely ever will be able to, prevent evil people with wicked intentions from doing their worst.

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Charleston and Our Tragic Impotence

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