Sunday 28 April 2019

Nerd Church - Hope Against Hatred

(Warning: this post discusses terrorism and hate crimes)

Is it me, or is the world in a free-fall of hate?

Between the Sri Lanka attacks, the murder of Lyra McKee, and the day-to-day hate crimes we see here, there, and everywhere, it can sometimes feel like there's no hope left.

single candle against the darkness

There is. There is hope.

There will always be hope.

The Sri Lankan death-toll has been revised down - this IN NO WAY DIMINISHES THE TRAGEDY.

But around 100 people less than was thought were killed. (News report here - graphic descriptions of the attacks' aftermath is included.)

Cold comfort though it is, that's still 100 people less killed by hatred.

Lyra McKee's death has led to a renewal of power-sharing negotiations in Northern Ireland. That's huge. 

(Although, the politicians should def. be ashamed it had to come to this.)

Of course, nothing takes away the pain of losing beautiful loved-ones to senseless hatred.

But there's some light in the dark. And there always will be.

And for as long as I have to, I'll be right here, speaking for love over hate, as best as I can in my own little way.

Love ya, dearest nerdlets 💖

Last updated: 7th May 2019


  1. It’s even harder when these hate-filled attacks hit close to home. One of my best friends is a Sri-Lanka Christian and she was absolutely devastated by the attacks. Sometimes it is hard to find the right things to say to support those who need it most.

  2. There is always hope, but it does get hard in the face of all the tragedy! Thanks for sharing this!

  3. Such a great post. Sometimes it gets so hard to think about the good things when so many bad things are happening x

    1. Thank you so much! <3 I know what you mean - but (ironically, given the Depression) I'm an eternal optimist. There are good people and good things in this world (...somewhere!) :) <3

  4. Yes, there does seem to be so much hate in so many places but I love when I see some love and support really coming through. There is still hope <3


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