The Problem with “God’s Plan”

George Zimmerman, in an interview Wednesday with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, called the shooting death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin a “tragic situation” and “the most difficult thing I’ll ever go through in my life.”

The volunteer neighborhood watch leader spoke about details of the shooting, said he’s sorry that Martin’s mother and father had to bury their child and, when asked if he regrets anything that happened that February night, he said, “No.”

“I feel that it was all God’s plan, and for me to second guess it or judge it,” Zimmerman shook his head.

via Zimmerman says he’s sorry Trayvon Martin’s family had to bury their child; family calls apology insincere | Fox News.

Wow… So, poor guy, he shot an unarmed kid that he chased down, and he’s have a rough spot.

Oh, and killing that kid… no regrets because God made him do it?

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3 Replies to “The Problem with “God’s Plan””

  1. Smells like carefully-chosen scripted rhetoric to appeal to a certain group of Fox “News” watchers.

    Empty references to God play well with the type of right-winger who reads the American Patriot’s Bible.

  2. I firmly believe God doesn’t bring pain to his people. He can do his best work when people are hurting, but I don’t believe God did this.

  3. I really despise such clichĂ© statements. “I was wrong, I am so sorry, and I accept my punishment” – now that sounds better.

    Instead, he seems to be appealing to a type of fatalism that I see in neither of the two general views on free will within Christian history.

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