Wednesday, October 04, 2006
How to Stop the War
"They know their children are going to heaven. They know their children are innocent ... and they know that they will join them in death," said Gertrude Huntington, a Michigan researcher and expert on children in Amish society.
"The hurt is very great," Huntington said. "But they don't balance the hurt with hate."
The Amish have also been reaching out to the family of the gunman. Dwight Lefever, a Roberts family spokesman, said an Amish neighbor comforted the Roberts family hours after the shooting and extended forgiveness to them.
Big difference from the treatment of the Klebolds and Harris' and very different from many of the posts I read on the Denver Post site regarding Duane Morrison, the shooter who recently killed a girl in Bailey, CO.
And I wonder... what will it take for us to quit balancing the hurt with hate.