Totally perpendicular to the topic, but this happened in Sandy Hook, Kentucky? Sandy Hook as in Sandy Hook Elementary, Newtown, Conn? That’s just odd. (Not suggesting any kind of link, just saying it’s odd).
But this does point out something. Let’s see Science has gone from simple pulleys and levers to launching satellites to orbit Jupiter or intercept comets. Religion has gone from public humiliation to, um public humiliation. Please don’t ever tell me they’re just two ways of dealing with the world.
Shortly after posting this on the forum my son asked how many Sandy Hooks are there in America? I never even thought of the name connection but I’d bet there is a cultural dissimilarity between two! Actually the first thing brought to mind was the public stocks in Williamsburg where the social miscreant was locked into them while being pelted by rotten fruits and veggies for his penance. I’ll just bet that’ll cure a sociopath or drug abuser! Should an atheist, nature forbid, ever find him/herself in this predicament be sent to a series of lectures on quantum theory for six weeks in lieu of jail time? What to do with the godless, hmmmmm.