lundi, janvier 17, 2011

How do we heal?

The fact that alleged killer Jared Loughner could walk into Walmart and buy a high-capacity magazine is "insane" said evangelical professor David Gushee. "And you can quote me on that."

I did -- kind of...see the commentary here.

After interviewing Dr. Gushee, I felt slightly less alone in an America torn by division and violence -- but still baffled.

Today, the day that we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, we also recall his commitment to nonviolent resistance -- the same devotion to loving one's enemy that impelled the Messiah, the Prince of Peace.

And in a country in which the majority still claim to be Christians, a CNN News poll today found that while most thought our guns laws had something to do with Tucson terror, only around 28% wanted to alter them.

How do you reconcile love for the man who told you to pray for those who hurt you and love for your Glocks?

Maybe you know, readers. I don't.

1 commentaire:

Anonyme a dit…

Aren't humans amazing? They kill wildlife - birds, deer, all kinds of cats, coyotes, beavers, groundhogs, mice and foxes by the million in order to protect their domestic animals and their feed.

Then they kill domestic animals by the billion and eat them. This in turn kills people by the million, because eating all those animals leads to degenerative - and fatal - health conditions like heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and cancer.

So then humans spend billions of dollars torturing and killing millions more animals to look for cures for these diseases.

Elsewhere, millions of other human beings are being killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is being used to fatten domestic animals.

Meanwhile, few people recognize the absurdity of humans, who kill so easily and violently, and then call for Peace on Earth.

~Revised Preface to Old MacDonald's Factory Farm by C. David Coates~


Anyone can break this cycle of violence! Everyone has the power to choose compassion! Please visit these websites to align your core values with life affirming choices: &

"Cowardice asks the question, 'Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question, 'Is it politic?' Vanity asks the question, 'Is it popular?' But, conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because one's conscience tells one that it is right."
~ Martin Luther King Jr.