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July 24, 2012

Inexplicable is a Better Explanation

Inexplicable is a Better Explanation

Sometimes inexplicable is the best explanation. For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.


Why are people, in the face of tragedy and evil, compelled to make sense of it? We know that haunting question of “Why?” rarely finds a satisfying answer. And we cringe at ideologically driven and opportunistic answers like those given on Friday by Brian Ross of ABC and Congressman Gohmert of Texas.

The evil we witnessed in Friday’s shooting is ever present in all societies and all times. The disorder we recognize in the action of James Holmes shows that we expect more from this world and the people in it. We might want to blame gun control or the lack of it; or secularism, or violent movies, or bullying. But as Alexander Solzhenitsyn said, evil is not “out there” it’s in the human heart itself.

The explanation for this evil or that one, is not nearly as instructive as that for evil itself. The brokenness of the world is actually the brokenness of ourselves. Come quickly Lord Jesus. For, I’m John Stonestreet.

Further Reading

Representative Gohmert: Did No One Else in Aurora Theater Have a Gun?
Chris Good | ABC News | July 20, 2012

Comprehending the incomprehensible
Gina Dalfonzo | The BreakPoint Blog | July 20, 2012

Two [G]ospels respond to the Colorado shooting
Shane Morris | The BreakPoint Blog | July 20, 2012

Batman's Prestige: A Director's Answer to Evil
Shane Morris |  BreakPoint Feature Articles | July 23, 2012

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