Every action (except the involuntary reactions to something) is a deliberate decision by a human. Not thinking of the consequences of something doesn’t make you innocent of the action and its consequences.
This was on my mind this weekend, and then up popped a comment from a friend, far away in NZ, about this killing.
Everyone who knows the shooter is shocked and saddened, and kept on about what a good man he is. Goodness takes thought. It’s not only about being nice to those who are nice to you. It’s thinking through everything you intend to do, and understanding the consequences. Just because other people do it, doesn’t make it right.
Here was a man out hunting with a spotlight to find animals in the dark.
WHY? He is not short of food. NO!
HE LIKES TO KILL.
Why can’t the family realise that, for him, the action of raising the gun, aiming and firing is about killing.
I think not.