“If my myth reveals an all-powerful God and a world where ‘everything happens for a reason’ then of course human agency is limited. People are either good or bad and God is mostly in control. But if God doesn’t exist or exists but is instead imagined as a mystery, a being who works through creative processes and loving engagement rather than overt control, then human agency is maximized and the hard divisions between the ‘good people’ and the ‘bad people’ will be blurred . . .
A mostly good person in a state of rage or despair might choose to a terrible thing on a particular afternoon, and limiting his access to guns will limit the damage he can do.” – Karen E. Park, What We Think About Guns Reveals What We Think About God [via sojo.net]