It has been quite some time since GetReligion plugged one of the weblog offerings of Christianity Today and the omnipresent Ted Olsen. Consider this one plugged. It contains waves of links that well-read people will want to click about the Virginia Tech massacre and the Supreme Court decision on the medical procedure that must not be named.
As for talking about news, media and the faith issues linked to Cho's actions (the subject of a rather emotional column I wrote last week for Scripps Howard), here is the start of the CT piece:
1. Faith of Cho Seung-Hui uncertain, but not that of many of his victims
Two days after the deadly shootings at Virginia Tech, many questions remain unanswered. Among them are questions about Cho's personal religious beliefs and his attitude toward Christians. The few details that have emerged in the press so far seem to raise more questions than they answer. The Associated Press reports, for example:
Cho â€¦ left a note that was found after the bloodbath. A law enforcement official described it Tuesday as a typed, eight-page rant against rich kids and religion. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. "You caused me to do this," the official quoted the note as saying. Cho indicated in his letter that the end was near and that there was a deed to be done, the official said. He also expressed disappointment in his own religion, and made several references to Christianity, the official said.
Read it all (or at least try).