My heart and prayers go out to the family and friends of MH17. This day a terrible thing has been done to 298 people and their loved ones.
There is a need by some now to either declare there is no God; with such evil. That there can be no God or He would have stopped such a thing.
There is a need by others to say, there is a moral wrong that has been done, in the absence of a God. The two are unconnected.
There is a need by others to know that evil has been done and that hatred transcends lifespans, this is not a new thing. That evil had its origin in the very presence of God and He still smells its stench.
If by removing God we feel we can justify some life choices or an unreconcilable scientific stance, we have excluded the very response to evil.
Without God we cannot say there is evil. The persons who shot that plane down (if that is what happened), were not evil; that is just our perspective.
Without God they just have a different reference point on what is acceptable.
Without God they simply made an error or broke our laws.
Without God there is no point of moral reference, just differing opinion on what is justifiable.
With God there is evil. There is pain and there is choice. With God we may over the coming months pray and support those who have lost loved ones. We can pray and hope that the truth will be known and that those that have been hurt can forgive, but not forget.