I mean no disrespect (to that end, I will likely disrespect some with what I am about to write), but I don’t get the “thoughts and prayers” thing.

I get ‘thoughts’ because quite honestly, I’ve done everything I could to avoid thinking too hard about the unspeakable tragedy that occurred in Orlando, FL just a few hours ago. But ‘prayer?’ I don’t get that.

Whatever logic I have tucked in my head leads me to believe that there is no powerful entity out there controlling the universe. There is no power that can either stop these tragedies from occurring or stop the sorrow that such sorrow causes. If there was, he/she would be an evil sadist.