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23 July 2011 @ 04:04 am
Norway ...  
... Times like this are the only time I regret my atheism, as it would be comforting to think that prayer was purposeful.

Thoughts will have to do, and hopes that the day's outrages are over. But you have all my thoughts and hopes tonight.
turnonmyheels on July 22nd, 2011 06:14 pm (UTC)
I know exactly what you mean. But thoughts about and thinking of something I believe have just as weight as prayer. All those poor people ...
skriftligskriftlig on July 22nd, 2011 06:24 pm (UTC)
Like the commenter above, I think your thoughts, and indeed this post, are purposeful. Though I agree - one always wishes that one could do something more helpful. ♥
winstonmomwinstonmom on July 22nd, 2011 06:47 pm (UTC)
I was left speechless. We never hear anything about Norway and when we do is this terrible thing.
What the Hell people!@
Deborah Henning-Huff: Healing Pinkhogwartsvixxxen on July 22nd, 2011 07:42 pm (UTC)
I agree thoughts and hopes carry as much weight as prayers and blessings, especially when we all get together. There is power in good and positive vibes.

pingridpingrid on July 22nd, 2011 09:07 pm (UTC)
Comment got eaten! Short version, ny people seem to be safe, touch wood. The shootings at the youth camp are the worst; they're just kids! Ten dead there at last count. Bastards! Hugs. :)
Shivshiv5468 on July 23rd, 2011 07:40 am (UTC)
Oh I am glad. I was worried about you and yours
pingridpingrid on July 23rd, 2011 05:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks, babe! I'm in San Diego at Comic Con, so am far away, but it's a relief to have got in touch with my loved ones!
shu_shu_sleepsshu_shu_sleeps on July 22nd, 2011 11:23 pm (UTC)
The power of posiive thought should never be underestimated. And like you - all my thoughts (and my prayers) are with Norway today.
mrsquizzicalmrsquizzical on July 22nd, 2011 11:26 pm (UTC)
my firstborn worded it that people like 'knowing they are in your thoughts, not just that they can access some sort of spiritual magic'. but i do miss the days of really believing that my prayers were USEFUL. *hugs*
Nennenenne on July 23rd, 2011 12:03 am (UTC)
Thank you!

This all feels completely surreal and I am so afraid that there will be familiar names on the lists when they get published. I feel a bit shallow for saying that, but I can't stop thinking about it.
Welcome to Ant Countryant_queen on July 23rd, 2011 02:46 am (UTC)
I'm still boggling. I mean, it's Norway. Nice, quiet, peaceful Norway. Though I guess it proves that no country is immune from having some people with some serious screws loose. The camp shootings are the worst. So pointless and tragic. Hope they can recover from this.