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2 Responses to “Murder & Wonder”

  1. Phyllis Schrumpf says:

    @admin: I just have to say your site is the first I’ve come across this morning that doesn’t have spelling errors every other sentence. Thank you for taking the time to write something that doesn’t look like a 6th grader wrote. Sorry, just had to vent.

  2. lisa todd says:

    The hope that god was somehow able to anesthetize our precious innocents while they were being brutalized was one I clung to for years. It was the only way I could continue to believe in a god that had provided so much comfort to me when my life hit some really rough patches. However, when my teen recounted each and every horrifying detail of the rape she survived when she was 4 years old, I felt betrayed. It’s really hard to ask a dead child whether they suffered and, after working at a child abuse center and seeing dozens of photos of dead babies/children, I can tell you that not one of them looked peaceful. Why a supposedly loving and all powerful god could spare a child the pain and terror of murder, but then allow one who survives such an attack to be able to recount and re live every horrific detail (complete with heightened memories of all 5 senses), was beyond me. I like to think that the comfort of Katie’s mother’s touch and the sound of her sweet voice was the reason for Katie’s tranquil gaze.

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