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Thoughts on role of religion and other factors in Fort Hood violence

The essential definition of Abrahamic monotheism, as some would put it, is being  "One God too many." It must be that I agree with that notion, but I haven't really figured that out yet. All I know is that I officially withdrew my membership from the (Christian, Protestant) church recently and it still feels right.

The events of Fort Hood and the puzzle of the shooter have been on my mind. I can only imagine the pain of the actual loss of a child; it's difficult enough sometimes to have no communication whatsoever with one of mine. (His choice, with my ex's support.) So I think of those families grieving . . .and have some small glimmer of understanding.

But the shooter . . . I think of his family, too, and I think of him, lying in the hospital.

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