A theologian says the values of our faith must counter fear and hatred
April 29, 2013
“Why the faith of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects doesn’t matter, but yours does”
Theologian Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, writing in the Washington Post, expresses concern about numerous anti-Muslim sentiments that have been expressed since the religious affiliation of the Boston bombing suspects has been disclosed. She reminds us that “Any religion, or lack of one, can be co-opted and used by a person or people as a justification for extremism. What matters right now, and into the future, is the way the faith and values of every other American can either help us resist the fear-generating effects of terrorism, or help that fear grow and take root like a weed, choking out trust and diversity.”
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