"No, no, no, no, no. No, no, no, no! You don't understand. You can't possibly because you're irreligious."
Um. Interesting. Yet most of the irreligious people I know were RAISED religious. They learned religion at the knees of their parents. In fact, we can understand religious thought very well.
Our rejection comes not from MISUNDERSTANDING...but from understanding it TOO WELL, and going in search of something that makes more sense.
One thing Rush can explain to me, though, is how the shooter deciding that he wants to "die like Christ" could possibly be the result of too little religion.
The boy was crazy. Adding more religion would have just made him express his craziness more religiously. Just as he would have expressed his craziness in secular terms if he had been immersed in secularism.
Secularism didn't make him kill. Religion didn't make him kill.
We all want answers, we all want solutions, we all want this to be a perfect world (from a human perspective). It's not. Blaming secularism might make you feel better Rush, but it does nothing to address the problem.