CNN's "God's Warriors"....OT
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"We're on a mission from God."
Sometimes, television lives up to its promise of bringing us important news and information. So it was with "God's Warriors" which aired on CNN over three evenings earlier this week. Christiane Amanpour's documentary covered some of the issues swirling around fundamentalism in Jewish, Muslim, and Christian religious movements.
Now, I'm not going to get into a critique of the production. I'll leave that to other sources. But if you haven't seen this, I urge you to do so. You may find much that is disagreeable. You may discover some sympathetic views of other religious groups.
I'll paraphrase one thought, and that's the idea that fundamentalists believe they are on a mission from God. And since God cannot be wrong, neither can they be wrong. This justifies suicide bombers, abortion clinic bombers, and terrorism that targets children.
CNN will be re-running this series, so watch it if you can.
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