There are still more questions than answers about what happened at the Boston Marathon earlier today. I’ve been gathering some links for tomorrow’s open thread, but I couldn’t let this pass without note:
“An insane rebellion against our Creator God is the root cause of this murderous action,” writes [Mars Hill] Pastor David Fairchild in a post shortly after Monday’s explosions.
“We may blame this barbarism on religion, economics, politics, and even mental maladies. Though influential, the underlying sin behind every sin is treason against the One who made us for love and flourishing,” Fairchild writes.
No. No it isn’t. We don’t know if the people who did this are religious fanatics, or if they have some other motive. But no, Fairchild and any other person who wants to throw God’s intent into this needs to just not.
If God is part of the healing, for individuals or communities, great. But you don’t get to shoehorn God into this. Not now. Not ever.