Monday, April 22, 2013
Painful lessons from the Tsarnaev brothers.
America like many places is learning many lessons the hard way. Religious self-radicalization is not a new threat. Given our small size, I don't believe we want to learn lessons like they do. The cost to us would be much higher.
I think this is a war of stamina and endurance. Therefore one must conserve its resources for the long haul waiting for the other party to exhaust itself. Violent Islam (radical is OK) is a powerful idea virus that do die easily. Islam must be left alone to find its own way and come around. It will not remain antagonistic and violent forever. In fact, Christianity face similar risks of resorting to violence if the conditions are right.
What shall we do with religion? You don't want them but you also cannot live without them.
Religion as a path to faith has a pathetic track record creating opportunities for massive fraud.
Posted by PengYou at 10:59 AM