Tag Archives: Social Issues

BRIEF: Pew releases report on “The World’s Muslims”

A survey released today by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life reveals that Muslims in the U.S. are more moderate than Muslims in other countries.

The report, "The World's Muslims" shows Muslims here are more likely to believe that people of other faiths can attain eternal life in heaven and are less inclined to support suicide bombings.

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Angry at God or alienated from God?

Tragic events like the Boston Marathon bombing rip lives apart. An understandable reaction might be anger at God. In fact, this is one of the media discussion points of how the Tsarnaev brothers became radicalized. Perhaps there were disappointments. Perhaps these disappointments caused them to turn to religion.

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Whose fault is the Boston Marathon bombing?

Is it only the fault of the Tsarnaev brothers, or does the wider society share in the blame? Will science be able to prevent such tragedies? And what about God? If God is in charge of reality, then couldn’t he have prevented such a terrible tragedy?

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