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(RNS) People filled with hatred and guided by nihilism will always find a way to strike. Our best defense is what I saw in Boston: first-responders rushing toward danger, soldiers in uniform pitching in, strangers joining hands to rush victims to hospitals.

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  1. Thank you for this. It is a great summation of reality.

    I might get lambasted for saying this but let’s be careful with our wording. This wasn’t a massacre (3 killed), just like Boston’s original massacre (5 killed). Massacre means a lot of people were killed. Yes, the killings were ruthless and utterly tragic, but they don’t arise to the level of a massacre.