Blog: Sorrow for the Senseless Violence at the Sikh Temple on Sunday

Let us look for ways that we can help and love the people that are directly affected by this horrific act.

My heart is so greived at the tradgedy that has happenend such a short distance across town.

Whether Sikh, Budest, Muslem, Christian, Athiest or Agnostic ... it hurts us all when somebody takes their own hatred out on others.

We were in church (a Christian church) when all of this started - it pains us all to think that this kind of thing can happen in a theater or a church. We will be praying for the victims as well as for our law enforcement officials tonight at 6 p.m.

My heart aches as I write this … knowing that all of these people are hurting.

Let us work together here in Greenfield as well as all of Milwaukee metro … to not only recognize the break down that is causing people to take their hatred out on others… but that we as a society can bring healing to those that are hurting in such a way … hatred hurts.

I’ve always heard that hurting people hurt others… this obviously takes this beyond the expected boundaries of that statement … but clearly we have a lot of hurting people –

Let us look for ways that we can help and love the people that are directly affected by this horrific act.

This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.

James R Hoffa August 06, 2012 at 01:09 AM
Prayers go out to the victims, suspects, their respective families, and the community as a whole. Thanks to our dedicated and professional responders for the difficult job that they are sometimes called upon to do. Wisconsin will never forget, but will not allow fear to dictate our future actions and policies - it's the least we can do to honor the memory of the unjustly fallen.
Lyle Ruble August 06, 2012 at 01:31 AM
As I come to grips with the horror of this senseless act of violence and try to understand this blow to so many innocent victims, their families and community; it is my hope that people will put aside their partisan bickering and join in grieving this horrible tragedy as one community. It will take all of us working together to heal. We will have time in the future to sort out all the details, but now is the time to grieve.
Tina August 06, 2012 at 01:40 PM
I agree with you. All faiths need to come together and denounce violence. But why is it that so many Christians in this country resist gun control? Why don't Christians -- the majority US religion-- promote non- violence instead of waving guns at NRA meetings. We need Christian leaders in this country to make peace their main message.
Steve Rogers August 06, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Tina, if Christians will keep Christ the main message peace WILL follow - it is when the church turns to politics that the message becomes so messy - thanks guys for the prayers and concern... slr
CowDung August 06, 2012 at 10:05 PM
Here's a link to "America's Most Aggressive Defender of Firearms Ownership": http://jpfo.org/ They don't look like Christians to me. Maybe you need to rethink your stereotype, Tina...


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »