Sunday, March 29, 2009

God is hiding his face

I find it a lot harder to believe in God than it used to be, the older I get and the more I read about things like this:

Dad jailed for setting baby ablaze
By Herald wire services
Thursday, March 12, 2009

A Dorchester man was sentenced to 50 years in jail for dousing his 14-month-old daughter with gasoline and setting her ablaze, permanently disfiguring the girl’s head, face and arms, prosecutors said.

Dung Van Tran, 38, was also convicted of burning her 66-year-old babysitter, and for attacking a man who tried to extinguish his daughter’s upper body in January 2007.

and, today, this:

Brother kills two sisters in Milton, police save the third
By Associated Press Sunday, March 29, 2009

MILTON - A man on a rampage fatally stabbed his 17-year-old sister, decapitated his 5-year-old sister in front of a police officer and then headed toward his 9-year-old sister with a knife in his hand before officers shot him amid what their chief described as "a killing field."

There was no clear motive for the events that unfolded Saturday in a tony Boston suburb that also is home to Gov. Deval Patrick. But there was no doubt at the carnage wrought by 23-year-old Kerby Revelus against his three sisters in the two-family home they shared with their parents and grandmother.

Bianca was killed as a cake for her fifth birthday sat on the kitchen table.

May there be a heaven for those departed girls, and a hell for Kerby Revelus and Dung Van Tran. But I wonder, which I never used to do.

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