The senseless massacre that took place in a Connecticut elementary school is a tragic travesty of human behavior. There is little need to try and explain it because it was the act of an illogical, rage-filled human being. Trying to make it fit into a template of rational thought is futile.
What is even more futile and absurd are some of the Facebook posts I have seen claiming that because prayer is not allowed in schools, deranged mass murderers are permitted to murder children like shooting fish in a barrel! In essence, such untrained logic suggests that God is using innocent children as pawns to punish mankind. Give me a break! Then again, if religious fundamentalists cling to their rigid beliefs, maybe they really DO believe God is using innocent children as pawns.
Based on the logic of religious fundamentalists, God is omniscient and omnipotent, meaning: God is all-knowing and all-powerful. Stated plainly, God knows it all and can do anything God wants to do at any time. If so, then God must act in a twisted, morose manner sometimes when sick people are allowed to murder innocent children. But wait, this same God is also loving and merciful, and loves us unconditionally—except for maybe the children who die at the hands of insanity. Is anyone besides me getting dizzy on this merry-go-round fallacy?