We are often left with no answers to our questions, but what do we do when too many answers make sense? Since the recent tragedies there have been a multitude of differing viewpoints as to why, how, who’s to blame, what should we do, etc. Many offer clear-cut solutions that touch a place of agreement within us, but then we hear another side suggesting all is not as we may have thought. Into this confusion we are hit with varying Christian viewpoints which are often supported by chapter and verse arguments. Maybe it makes us feel better to oppose and ridicule those we consider extremist, but I wonder how much of this disdain might actually be focused upon our own unresolved thoughts? What value is there in merely ridiculing those viewpoints we deem un-Christian if we can’t seem to find a viewpoint that is? After all, if our Christian perspectives disregard the reality of Christ how Christian can those perspectives be? Why should we be so surprised by what is stirred within us? For over the years we have created vast mental filing systems wherein are stored many pockets of logic lying dormant - until the harshness of life calls them to consciousness. It has been during such times that much of my own religious deprogramming has taken place where I have been forced to recognize the lack of any connection between those pockets of logic and the reality of Christ, and Him crucified. Somehow that silence has posed the greater argument. I think often of the clash recorded between Christ and the religious mind. An examination of the conflicts should make it obvious that those in the religious system regarded Jesus as if He denied or avoided reality. But it was merely reality as they saw it, for the real is hidden behind the smokescreen of fleshly appearance. None of it is hidden from God. For years, I often wondered why Jesus didn’t seem to answer the questions He was asked - until I finally realized that the real questions were usually hidden behind the words. Somehow Jesus ALWAYS answered the REAL questions. Please know that I have no intention of presenting my correct viewpoint regarding recent events, for I am at a loss in many ways just as you are. I would rather challenge you to view all things with eyes that see what cannot be seen. And not only to see it, but to be satisfied when the answer we receive is not the answer we had verbalized. I know we are all faced with questions that demand answers - my confusion also poses them. The asking of those questions is not the problem, for we need to hear ourselves ask them. Until we discover that many of our questions seek a Christ-less Christian answer we will give that old logic a place to remain undisturbed and to resurface at the next conflict. Jesus STILL answers the real questions because His life in you is ALWAYS the answer.