Friends of Padre Steve’e World
I light of the attack in Garland by Islamic extremists possibly connected with the Islamic State which has claimed credit for the attack, I am re-posting an article that I wrote the day after the attack and slaughter of the staff of Charlie Hebdo. The fact is I believe that religion around the world is becoming more and more toxic as fanatics of every sect determine that they alone speak for God and serve as the instruments of God’s wrath against all who do not believe like them.
Have a great night, and for those who read, commented and messaged me about my post from late last night and early this morning, thank you. Your encouragement was much needed. I was about to spend some time with my therapist and also gather some support on the military side of the house in dealing with the frustration that I have encountered over the past number of years.
“An idea is a greater monument than a cathedral. And the advance of man’s knowledge is a greater miracle than all the sticks turned to snakes or the parting of the waters.” Henry Drummond (Spencer Tracy) in Inherit the Wind
Evil is evil is evil, especially when it is done in the name of God, no-matter what one’s name is for God is. Since the attacks of 9-11-2001 most of the attention for terrorist attacks and murder in the name of God have been focused on radical militant Moslems, a I dare say with good reason. Whether it was the 9-11 attack, the 3-11-2004 attacks in Madrid which killed 191 people and wounded another 1800, 7-7-2005 attacks on in London which killed 52 people and wounded over 700 more, the 26-11-2008 attacks in Mumbai, India which killed 164 people and wounded another 308, and the most recent attacks in Paris…
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