Vegas survivor, previously agnostic, says he’s now a ‘firm believer in God’

Vegas survivor, previously agnostic, says he’s now a ‘firm believer in God’
Terrified victims flee the 1 Oct 2017 shooting massacre on the Las Vegas Strip. (Image: Screen grab of amateur video, YouTube)

Taylor Benge, a survivor of the mass shooting on the Las Vegas strip Sunday evening, told CNN that surviving the massacre made him a believer in God.

“I know I can’t speak for everyone but for me, I was an agnostic going into that concert and I’m a firm believer in God now,” Benge said. “Because there’s no way that, you know, all that happened and that I made it and I’m blessed enough to … to still be here alive talking to you today.”

Benge described a scene of utter chaos. “I took cover here, there were still bodies on that side, the people just laying in pools of blood,” the survivor said. “And I still didn’t even know if that was safe or not, but you know, it’s kind of a fight-or-flight situation. You can’t really — you just got to take it to God at that point and, you know, hope that you can make it and hope that you are safe.”

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