Religious violence may kill us all.
As you are surely aware, two weeks ago, a firestorm was set off when a Florida “pastor” promoted a bigoted
movie entitled, “Innocence of Muslims.” As a result, four American were murdered in Libya. Obviously, one man’s movie is never a reason for murder, but the happenings of the last two weeks reveal what we all fear: Some people, using religion as a motivator, resort to violence when offended.
This is both misguided and devastating, but it is the case nonetheless.
My friend, Brian McLaren recently released a book about this very thing,Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?: Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World.
Many of us will disagree with some of Brian’s conclusions, but, I think, he sets the table nicely for a distinctly Christian way toward engagement.
Here’s a clip of Brian talking about it.
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