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Tag Archives: Social Issues

Moving beyond the gun debate

"Too many children are dying. Too many children. We must do something!" warned former Representative Gabrielle Giffords during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to curb gun violence. Recovering from a horrific mass shooting herself, the former Arizona Congresswoman asked her former colleagues to take meaningful steps to end gun related tragedies.

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Thanks for another amazing Coffee Talk

This morning Spokane Faith & Values hosted its second Coffee Talk, this time at Boots Bakery and Lounge.

Thank you, dear readers, for another succesful event! About 30 people attended the discussion, which was about "Violence and the Sacred."

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God is not motivated by hatred

A further thought on God and violence. One of the common responses to the belief that God is not violent, especially among those who are not so religious, is that God must be violent because the whole universe is violent.

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Religion is violent because humans are violent

Can religion and violence be separated, even in a theoretical sense? Let me first say that I’m afraid I can’t add anything to the discussion that will comfort those whose lives have been tragically affected by violence perpetrated in the name of faith. This is an extremely difficult and painful question: for individuals, for ethnic groups, for nations and for our world.

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