December 1, 2006
Don't often agree with the Pope but ...
I read this morning that on his visit to Turkey he called on all religious leaders to "utterly refuse to support any form of violence in the name of faith". That's a great leap forward and long overdue - especially if the world's religious leaders heed this call.
I read the other day that Israel had been attacked by rockets from Gaza and did not respond in kind - that's an even greater leap forward. Someone has to draw a line and say "no more" to violence. I applaud the Islaeli restraint and share their pain in doing so.
Of course, the organised religions do not have a monopoly on faith-inspired violence. There's a few people all over the world who would do well to heed the Pope's advice as well ....Posted by Hughie at December 1, 2006 8:44 AM