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Letters to the Editor

From time to time, a commentary on the world will bubble up inside of me to the extent that I'm forced to write a letter to my local, metropolitan, daily newspaper, The Age. This is where I blow of some steam. Feel like venting too? Add your own comment or visit my homepage.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Christians Are Not Immune to Extremism

This is not the time for the ideological smugness shown by Bill Sherriff (Letters, The Age, 4/10/05). Sadly, "Christian beliefs" are entirely compatible with "the cowardly use of hidden bombs". From abortion clinic bombings in the US (Southern Baptists) to the sectarian bombings in Northern Ireland (Catholics and Protestants) to the Phalangists in Lebanon (Maronites), terrorists have been drawn from - and motivated by - all the flavours of Christianity. Indeed, as all religions are susceptible to extremism, it is dangerous and arrogant to claim that any one faith is inoculated against brainwashing.



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