I want to share my thoughts about everything that has gone on this week with the Boston Marathon Shooting. Before I even start, I want to say, I am not saying this in any rude manor, nor do I have the mindset, “I am right and you are wrong.” I just feel very strongly this way, but I would love to hear other opinions, please don’t be rude, but I would love to hear other thoughts.
I have this thought in my head, that a person is a person, no matter what. We are all human beings, we all live on earth, we all breathe, we all have a great big God that sees us, no matter if you believe in him or not. No person, not one person should deserve to be killed on this earth. Nobody has the right to kill anybody.
With that said, innocent lives were taken and injured critically, at the Boston Marathon Bombing. It makes me horribly sick thinking about it, and I watched the news this morning, and it made me even more sick. The two suspects were brothers, 26 and 19 years old. They were seen walking down the sidewalk, casually as if they did not just plant bombs to kill innocent lives. Were they thinking of those people? No probably not. Were they thinking of how wrong it is? I think, that somewhere in their mind at least one of them was feeling a tinge of guilt. The oldest one died in a gun fight with policemen after they shot and killed a police officer, but the 19 year old escaped. All that was said of the classmates who graduated with the 19 year old was positive. He was funny, he was a good guy, he was nice to be around. They never once thought that this could happen. They knew he went to college, but not sure where. What happened to him in that year, we may never know, but I believe either something went wrong to mess up his thinking, or someone encouraged him or threatened him into participating in this horrendous act.
I looked at the picture, of this 19 year old boy, and I thought, he would have had such a life ahead of him, Why did he do this? Right now, he is in critical condition, they captured him, but he has injuries. 19 years old. In my opinion I really just don’t see how he could have come up with this himself, no I’m not an expert on their country, but I know he was in America for at least 10 years, and he was a good student in High School. Yes, I’m aware he could have said “I’m not doing this.” But, how do we know that someone had a major threat against him? How do we know that there isn’t more to the story? The news doesn’t get everything. Please know that I’m not at all saying that it was totally okay that those killed and hurt people in that big group. A bomb, that is extremely serious, extremely. But, my thoughts are this:
I keep going back to thinking, I know beyond a shadow of the doubt, God had nothing to do with them harming those people, killing, injuring loved ones. Did he want that to happen? NO. But, just like God didn’t want innocent people hurt….do you think he wants those two killed for their crime? I mean, think about it, really. If someone was to say that, yes, I think God would think they deserve death, that’s like saying that every person in the world who sins, and fall short of the glory of God, and messes up, and really hurts people deserve to die. God wants everyone to have the chance. I’m aware that in Bible days, they stoned people for sinning, and all, but I just can’t wrap my head around the thought that just like God didn’t want those innocent people harmed, I don’t believe he would want these guys dead either, although one is already, because of the gunfire.
I know they caused harm, I know they did it on purpose, I know that. But, everyone needs a chance. Yes, I do believe they should be punished. I think if the 19 year old lives through his condition, he should be in prison, he should be locked up. He was in a plan that killed and hurt innocent people, no matter what background he has, he will think about that while in there. He’s already thinking about it now. It will haunt him for the rest of his life. His brother is dead, that will haunt him for the rest of his life. He deserves punishment, but not death, in my opinion. Once again, no those people did not deserve what happened in that bombing. They are innocent, and did nothing. Just like you and me, but think about it. What do you think God would really say about this? What would he do? Would he sentence them to death? I don’t believe so.
I know it’s a tough subject, and it still makes me sick thinking about it. I also know some kids died and were injured, and that’s a horrifying picture for me as well. I think he should suffer, not die. There was a reason he did this, we need to know that reason. But that is all in God’s hands now.
Feel free to share your opinion with me and your thoughts, please not rudely, but share. I’d love to talk and see what people say about this.