Religion and the Responsibility to Love   1 comment

Lots of people running in a sports gameOne of the great impositions on the citizens of the world is that religion has been the source of much evil—the disaster of the Crusades, the Inquisition, current attacks on Muslims in Nigeria, attacks on Christians in India. When acts of violence or terrorism are committed in the name of religion, people of faith have the opportunity to rise up against them through prayer that embraces mankind in love. It’s so important to see that atrocities are not due to the practice of true religion but to some of the worst elements of human thought, masquerading as religion.

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The full text of this article by Lyle Young was originally published in the July 18 2011 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel: “Brotherly Love – Antidote to Terrorism”.  All issues of the Sentinel can be accessed at the Christian Science Bookshop and Reading Room located at the corner of Macquarie and Bligh Streets, Barton or via the web at JHS-Online.

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  1. This is a very important issue to think through as religion does hold answers to the world’s great problems. However if we think that, in so many situations, religion is the cause of these problems then we will not recognise the immeasurable good that an understand of God and of our relationship to Him/Her, can bring to the world. And leaves the true cause unaddressed.
    Thank you to Lyle Young and to Canberra Christian Science church for bringing this important discussion to the public forum.

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