“God Directed That Bullet,” Says Mother of Girl Who Just Got Shot in the Shoulder

An 11-year-old girl in Jamestown Township, Michigan was shot in the shoulder while playing on her family’s trampoline last Friday. While its unclear exactly what happened, it appears that someone nearby was taking target practice and shot a bullet in the wrong place.

The girl is okay. She returned home yesterday. But what’s appalling is her parents’ reaction to all this.

Oh, who am I kidding. You know how this game is played. Take a wild guess.

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“It was something that will never happen again and we believe that God directed that bullet to go to her but into the right spot that nothing was damaging,” Missy Kuiper said.

Yep. God guided that bullet… right into her body. Because He wanted to cause pain. Just not too much pain.

Here’s a thought. Maybe God could’ve directed that bullet an inch higher? Or maybe He could’ve blown some wind in her direction to push that bullet away from her?

Nah. Can’t have that happen. Much better to just hit the innocent child.

That’s the warped logic of a Christian mind. Accidents have to be filtered through a religious lens even when that makes no sense at all.

I’m glad the girl’s okay. I’m sure the parents are relieved and just grasping for any explanation here. But I seriously doubt they would’ve been quick to say God guided that bullet had it gone through a vital organ.

God wasn’t looking after her. She got lucky, and we should all be grateful for that.

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