Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Aurora Colorado Shooter is a Coward

As I read and learn more about the mass shooting in Aurora Colorado, I cannot help thinking “what a coward” the shooter was. I will not mention that cowards name here for he deserves no recognition for his actions that have destroyed countless lives and families. While discussing the tragedy with my husband I referred to the shooter as a coward. My husband asked, “Why does everyone call him a coward?”

I responded to his question…he is a coward because he attacked people in a crowded, very dark, noisy movie theatre. Throwing up a smoke screen to further confuse and disorient his victims and shooting those who tried to escape. At the time, I had not yet officially had time to read any news sources about the shooting, instead hearing most of the information second hand from fellow employees as they arrived for work early Friday morning.

Then last light as I scanned the news regarding the incident I noticed many referred to the shooter as a coward and I realized he truly was a coward. The shooter presented in a sneak attack in the middle of the night, shooting children in the arms of their parent in a place synonymous with family fun. He was wearing full SWAT like gear to protect himself from the police he knew would arrive quickly in the mayhem, booby trapping his apartment with trip wires connected to massive amounts of explosive, chemical and incendiary devices which could harm and destroy many more lives after he is arrested…simply put he was a coward.

He scurried into the theatre under the cover of darkness and in full gear, armed to the hilt with 4 guns and 6,000 rounds of ammunition, up to no good, causing disease and death in his path for years to come. He was definitely a coward. I am pretty sure that not even God can help him now and then I began to wonder what would happen if the world prayed for this coward in the passing days. Pray that he sees the darkness he carries with him and forcing him into the light of complete and utter realization of the evil inside his mind, body, and spirit. So, I will pray…

I will pray that he sees each victim’s eyes watching him every time tries to sleep. I pray he remains sleepless and tormented by those watching him from beyond heavens gates. I pray that when he finally falls into an exhausted sleep he dreams vividly in full color and in bright light the families he tried to destroy with his cowardly actions and sees that they only grow stronger as the days past. I pray he sees clearly all that he has done in the days ahead and that he is never able to forget the torment he has placed upon his own family. Yes, I think I will pray for the coward, but only after, I have prayed for those innocent men, women and children in Aurora Colorado first.

I pray angels fly above them, angels fly below them and angels fly all around the families affected in Aurora Colorado bathing the victims healing from physical, emotional and spiritual wounds in warm white bright healing light. I pray angels protect the families and loved ones present in the theatre in the long hard days ahead and that everyone who reads of this tragedy never take for granted how fragile life is and how much they love those around them. I pray…