Evidence that the vast majority of people following all religions speak and act in a reasonable manner surfaced today in Victoria Australia. Muslim leaders have made a plea that the riots in Sydney must not spread south. The leader’s claims that the behaviours exhibited in Sydney are abhorrent, echoing the views of most Australians.
This is what is needed more. People need to speak out without fear about what we are witnessing around the Islamic world and in cities in Europe, Africa and the USA. We must not be held ransom, fearing to discuss religion in a rational way. If religion cannot stand up to scrutiny, then it is baseless. Surely healthy discussions can only strengthen a person’s faith, no matter what the religion.