Saturday, July 09, 2005


This has nothing to do with my usual topics, but I came across this in a blog I've been reading now and then for a bit, and I was so struck by it I had to pass it on! He's writing about the London bus-and-subway bombings, from a poignant and pointed perspective: A Prayer Answered. (No, it's not schmaltzy.)


Blogger ieatcrayonz said...

That was a fine read, Mary P. Sounds like some heated commenters are getting their panties in a bind.

Don't mean to be political, but I feel like the same kind of situation could be said for radicals blowing up abortion clinics. Is killing and destroying the ethical way of keeping others from what they believe to be killing an unborn fetus? Both of these situations are tinged with a sad irony. If we all went around blowing up things that we didn't believe to be right, the human race would surely have its collective panties in a bind.

7/09/2005 11:45:00 a.m.  
Anonymous Haley said...

Good link, Mum!

There can't be a God out there who's teachings support the deaths of the innocent. Does every religious group have to go through their own version of the crusades before we all finally come to that conclusion?

I have a really hard time understanding actions like this. How can it possibly be that the only way to get your point across is to kill and injure people? If that's the only way to get attention in this world, then something is seriously wrong.

7/09/2005 12:05:00 p.m.  
Blogger Haley said...

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7/09/2005 02:13:00 p.m.  
Blogger Candace said...

Very good read, and I echo what Haley and Crayonz said.

7/10/2005 07:00:00 p.m.  
Blogger Mary P. said...

Wasn't it good? Well written, and, as I've said before, I have a keen appreciation for irony.

Karen Armstrong (author of several interesting though very dense books, including "A History of God") says that in fact Islam was quite tolerant of other faiths at least until the Ottoman empire - the Jewish and Christian minorities within the empire were well treated. Wonder what happened? (Perhaps Armstrong explained - I never did finish that book!)

7/10/2005 08:08:00 p.m.  

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