I am saddened beyond belief. Another idiot couldn't keep himself and his impulses in check and now five little Amish girls are dead.
What did they do to deserve to die?
Nothing. They were alive, and for the sicko who snuffed their lives, that was enough.
I know it is popular, in some circles, to ridicule the Amish and their lifestyle. There are many Amish in the part of Ontario where I live, and I can tell you that they are wonderful people who want nothing other than to be left alone, to live their lives according to their values and beliefs. In other words, in the only way that really counts, they are exactly like the rest of us.
I know that this latest butchery wasn't really about wreaking havoc on little Amish girls. Any other, helpless little girls would likely have served as well. When any innocent children die, it is sad, disgusting, infuriating.
I have known Amish families. I have dined with them. They are kind and helpful. They are people of their word. They are honest, dependable, and self-sufficient. The Amish community in Quarryville, Pennsylvania, where the massacre took place, must wonder why the outside world has intruded on theirs in such a brutal fashion. I feel for the families of the little girls.
What is our world coming to?