Skip to comments.Inside The Courtroom
Posted on 08/06/2013 6:41:43 PM PDT by popataz
Inside the courtroom of the Hasan trial:
What he did with the skills wasn’t your responsibility, sir. However you did the right thing for telling the truth.
Not your fault. He betrayed you, and us.
ping back to some 2009 threads
Unless you had an infallible crystal ball which you ignored, you should not feel guilty about doing your job. God knows this--you will not be judged for not knowing that the person you trained was evil. Try not to be so hard on yourself.
If you had known, even suspected, would you have tried to stop him?
If so, you have nothing to apologize for.
Actually I’d be kind of curious (towards them, not you) why they wanted to call you, unless they didn’t know yet if Hasan had let on to you anything about the nefarious things he was going to do in the future (and might or might not have been planning at the time). He aimed and shot and killed, and it seems to me it would not matter to the outcome of the verdict whether he was an amateur or something more.
It is not your fault. God will not hold u accountable for his actions. Don’t carry his guilt.
The Book of Life contains the names of the Saints.
Moreover, to say that any sin you commit is too big for Jesus's work on the cross to handle is the assertion that your finite sin can conquer the infinite God; that is to say that if Jesus can forgive even one sin, then he can forgive all sins.
Also, thank you for your service to our country. Thanks for protecting my freedom.
Be not down trodden FRiend:
Mark 3:28-29 Truly I tell you, people can be forgiven all their sins and every slander they utter, but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin.
Ask forgiveness in Jesus' Name, and so it shall be.
Further, being a range/weapons instructor is not a sin. Nor is the driving instructor at fault when an individual he taught to drive that kills a child while DUI.
The devil is attacking you. he is the prince of lies and wants you to believe there is no hope for your salvation. he wants for you to doubt the Power of Christ....he is using the actions of one of his minions [hasan] to bring you guilt....it is not your burden to bear.
Don't fall prey to that; FALL AND PRAY
This could be said literally millions of times a day.
Chemistry teachers who imparted knowledge to a future bomb maker.
The mom who bought their teen a car which was used in a deadly accident.
What about the sales clerk who helped the Boston bombers pick out the pressure cooker?
And on, and on.
If I may suggest...
You are suffering from survivors’ guilt and you may need to talk this out with a professional or perhaps attuned people who work with similar stresses. Forgive me if I’m not using the correct terms. Short-term counseling may be enough to give you the strength and strategies for the dark days but you may need more.
I was a caregiver to my handicapped mom for much of my life and fell into a lengthy depression due to watching her suffer from her painful condition as well as feeling stuck and isolated in my life. I felt huge guilt for being able-bodied while she struggled. Now that I’ve had a number of years since her passing to assess the situation, I realize how illogical my thinking was, but at the time I could not break free from the guilt. Guilt is such a heavy bag to carry.
By the way, if I did not want to pursue a professional path (due to job concerns), I would seek out an informal involvement with those connected with organizations helping returning soldiers and establish some friendships where I could freely discuss my burden. Simply exchanging stories can lighten your burden. You may find yourself strengthened by this experience and able to comfort others down the road. Just my humble opinion.