Demanding Retribution

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Opinion , Thoughts From News

It seems that the religion of brotherly love simply can’t help themselves from yet again letting their actions contradict their preaching. While the Afghan Muslims that stormed the United Nations compound are clearly  not firing on all jets, the pastor Terry Jones isn’t either.

Why would he (Terry) incite anger from the entire Muslim world [for the actions of a few] with his mock trial?   What was the point?

To show the Muslims how backward Islam is?  This coming from the Christians — who preach about love, kindness, Godliness, understanding, blah blah —  who’ve slaughtered millions over the centuries in the name their God.

Religious structures it seems are more and more equally misguided; morally confused and pompous in their belief that they alone have the keys to heaven.

Faith isn’t a bad thing; in fact faith can be a great thing.  The problem is that most of the faithful simply don’t know what to do with it, or how to channel it constructively.   Christians, Muslims, Orthodox Jews, they’ve all gone off the reservation.

Religious leaders should be helping their communities; empowering people to be self-confident, self-reliant, productive, and caring citizens. Instead we watch them perpetuate this childish MINE against YOURS mentality.    Grow up!

Lao Tzu said it best when he suggested that one live their faith, rather than trying to get others to follow or convince others that their right.


About Brie Austin

Co-author of I'd Do It Again, he is a columnist/reporter for a variety of magazines in the areas of music, lifestyle, nightlife, travel and business. He also writes business documents and creates copy for websites.

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