Far from leading us to an impending Armageddon caused by religion, we’re seeing faith-based peace-making wrestling toward solutions at the highest levels. In the Christian tradition, this is “turning the other cheek.” Because secular solutions have proved insufficient, ideas and voices from “Common Word” are being rediscovered.
If allowed to flourish, this initiative would yank all suicide vests out of Islam. “Common Word” opens the Koran and the Bible side by side and declares: “The basis for this peace and understanding already exists. It is part of the very foundational principles of both faiths: love of the One God, and love of the neighbour.”You know, I think it could work. If it weren't for all that jihad stuff in the Koran, of course.
Update: FYI, Islam's love-thy-neighbor rule does not apply to non-Muslims.
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