In the Tuesday March 23rd New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/23/opinion/23herbert.html ) Bob Herbert wonders if we will allow ourselves to remain silent as foaming-at-the-mouth protesters scream the vilest of epithets at members of Congress and each other — epithets that The Times would not allow him to repeat in his OpEd.
Continuing the discussion on Monday( 3/21/2010) Interfaith Alliance president Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy in the Oklahoman (http://newsok.com/article/3447877) observed that at one time we discussed the need to agree to disagree. Presently we disagree even on how to disagree. Things must change. The need to respect all opinions, move beyond differences and achieve positive results has been a key to the genius of our democracy.
Will cooler heads prevail?
Never before has leadership in positions of authority allowed mankind to get this much out of law and order; it is a streamlined fast track to seeing what can amount to a vision of the apocalypse and how it can come about.
Why people think that religion will save them has always been a mystery to thinking people. Apocalypse’s don’t have favorites. Hasn’t mankind learned that yet?
If mankind is all that is available to work with for preservation and peace, there are no other options.