The Timothy McVeigh Church

August 30, 2010

As could almost be predicted religious intolerance fuels the so called discussion over a mosque which may be built in lower Manhattan; a few blocks away from the site of the September 11th terror attacks. I wonder if a similar outbreak of intolerance would occur should a Christian (whatever that may mean these days) church decide to locate a new place of worship close to the site of the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma City? In as much as the September 11th terrorists represented Islam, one could say the same thing about Timothy McVeigh and his co-conspirators representing American Christianity.

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2 Responses to “The Timothy McVeigh Church”

  1. Paul said

    That makes two of us in this world, Bob, who have had this thought. Could there be one or two more?

  2. bobsterry said

    I am certain there are many who feel this way. I am not so arrogant I can claim the idea as my own. I chose a specific example. Without altogether accepting the other things Marx caused (Jesus may have the same regrets; assuming ressurection) I do resonate with the statement that religion is the opium of the masses. Change opium to drug du jour. Religions in America are a dangerous ersatz pharmacy for an undereducated general population. The same is true of Islam and other ‘faiths’.

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