There is no sense in it. There is no deeper meaning.
All those who talk of and to the grieving (including the chimp in the Oval Office) can’t help themselves but to speak of god and his greater purpose for the 32 slain.
Dudes, there is no higher purpose. That anyone would claim that somehow this is all part of a master plan from a higher being who knows better… it’s all just nonsense. If there is a god, he is not a benevolent one. No such god would allow this.
And yes, Virginia, there are still atheists in foxholes and bloodied classrooms, including this Virginia Tech professor:
We atheists do not believe in gods, or angels, or demons, or souls that endure, or a meeting place after all is said and done where more can be said and done and the point of it all revealed. We don’t believe in the possibility of redemption after our lives, but the necessity of compassion in our lives. We believe in people, in their joys and pains, in their good ideas and their wit and wisdom. We believe in human rights and dignity, and we know what it is for those to be trampled on by brutes and vandals. We may believe that the universe is pitilessly indifferent but we know that friends and strangers alike most certainly are not. We despise atrocity, not because a god tells us that it is wrong, but because if not massacre then nothing could be wrong.
Good and evil don’t need a god to be.