"Troublemakers Part II"
"Two weeks ago, I preached on the subject of religious troublemakers, and why they bother us so, and why we so often fiercely react to them. The bottom line was, asking us to be more compassionate, justice-minded and generous makes us nervous, to say the least. Why, we would have to change! Part two takes the whole subject of holy troublemakers in a whole new direction--people who use religion not for the purposes of compassion, but violence. With CNN in 24 hour a day coverage of Isis, and Fox urging us on to a new Holy War, I thought it was well past time to look at any one, in any faith, who thinks waging war or killing in the name of God is somehow a good idea. On the surface, this looks like an easy sermon--it isn't. This is all much more complicated than it seems...See you on Sunday." --Stephen