The Protection of the Church

Over at, William Saletan has an article titled “The Protection of the Church” about a Roman Catholic church in Carnot that is sheltering Muslims from the “Christian” militia members seeking to kill them. He concludes by saying “the social force that overcomes bad religion is, quite often, good religion.” This is an important point. I would go a further and say the only way to overcome the evils of bad religion is not to counter it with atheism or agnosticism, but with good religion. It’s yet another reason for the people called United Methodists to stand up for what we believe in.