Listening to some of the quotes from the Amish people this week reminded me of what religion should be like – kind, non-judgemental, forgiving.
“As we were standing next to the body of this 13-year-old girl, the grandfather was tutoring the young boys, he was making a point, just saying to the family, ‘We must not think evil of this man,’ ” the Rev. Robert Schenck told CNN.
Wow. Of course I was slapped back to the reality of what religion really is when members of the Westboro Baptist Church first decided to picket the Amish funerals and then thought better of it. Apparently they believe Governor Rendell’s sins are responsible for the deaths in Lancaster. And me thinking it was a homicidal child molestor. That God’s will is performed through the hands of someone like this.
These are the type of religious zealots that have me down on religion. How can these people pretend to be peaceful or christ loving?