The Aurora, Colorado shooting is a tragedy, one that no one attending the midnight movie could have foreseen. And it’s a topic that everyone is talking about, blogging about, tweeting about, etc. Some, though for the very wrong reason – the judgement of people’s behavior.
Let’s keep in mind that people are hurting. Some are mourning the loss of loved ones. Others are hurting physically as they heal from injuries and will probably have emotional scars for a long time. Even those that weren’t injured may be in shock or are having flashbacks. I can’t even imagine their fear. So why do we pass judgements?
Parents who brought babies and young children to this midnight premier movie are dealing with indescribable pain as they tried to save their families and themselves from a gunman who shot indiscriminately. The shooting began in one auditorium and may have moved into another in a 16 multiplex theater. Do you think that parents with infants and children were in the other auditoriums? In other movie theaters through the state? The country?
Some say the parents were irresponsible, but how do we know what type of parents they are by one act? I will not provide reasons as to why parents bring young children to midnight movies, even though there are many. I’d rather focus on praying, sending positive energy and supporting victims than passing judgement on innocent victims. I hope you will do the same.
To help the victims, families, and those displaced out of their homes because of the shooter please stay updated with news from the Aurora Sentinel.