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In other words, Dan, you think anyone who is having an emotional reaction to the tragic deaths of twenty children, a community's beloved school principal, and other adults: is not logical ? And that, for people to express that reaction, here: indicates they are defective in rational abilities ?

To decry, with emotion, the insane irrationality (is there another kind ?) of America's (my own country of origin) deadly tragedy of allowing easy access, for anyone, to weapons of mass homicide, meant for killing human beings in warfare, and for use by police in dealing with criminals: not for hunting: is not rational ?

"The supreme function of reason is to show man that some things are beyond reason." Blaise Pascal

The needless deaths of twenty children: are beyond reason !

I believe that to experience what is "beyond reason:" in this case a horror of an atrocity that indicts humanity, and society; is: to then, as Kant suggested in his "Critique of Pure Reason," be morally compelled to consider, with all our rationality: "what we must do."

But, at this moment, surely, it is most reasonable to grieve, profoundly, at this nightmare of the snuffing out of the human potential of the young and innocent.

yrs, Bill
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