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CBS News | Lightning Kills Second Scout | July 31, 2005?20:00:43

Wow, if I were the type to read "divine will" into such things, like say, Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell (post 9-11):

"I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way--all of them who have tried to secularize America--I point the finger in their face and say "you helped this happen."

I might say that the tragedies that have befallen the Boy Scouts during this year's Jamboree -- four men electrocuted by a fallen tent pole, two scouts dying and seven injured by a lightning strike, and three hundred treated for heat exposure while waiting for President Bush to arrive for a visit -- were messages from God for something they did wrong, like say, discriminating against gay scouts.

But I'm not, because that would be petty and hateful. Even when I was a practicing christian I would not have done so.

There was a time, while I was still a Cub Scout (another startling revelation!!) that I thought it might be fun to go to a national Jamboree. But I never did, and eventually quit the scouts before becoming a Boy Scout.

So, all I feel is sadness for the families of the people who died. Its always expecially poignent when a potentially joyeous experience comes to a tragic end. Losing somone in your life is always hard, and it never helps when people come along and read into that death like some sort of divine tea leaves.

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