Eye on the world: Thwarting every effect of terrorism

In the wake of the terrorist attack in London last week, The Christian Science Monitor wrote that in addition to “good police and intelligence work head[ing] off such incidents and sav[ing] lives … the graver threat–that terrorist attacks undermine Western societies by spurring anti-Muslim hatred and divisions–is harder, though not impossible, to confront. Yet in the face of the contemporary wave of Islamist-inspired terror attacks, it is easy to forget that Europe has been through similar torments in the past and emerged, peace restored, with its democratic institutions intact.”

Ideas on this subject:

From the Bible:

Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the Lord.

Leviticus 19:18

From the writings of Mary Baker Eddy:

One infinite God, good, unifies men and nations; constitutes the brotherhood of man; ends wars; fulfils the Scripture, ‘Love thy neighbor as thyself;’ annihilates pagan and Christian idolatry,—whatever is wrong in social, civil, criminal, political, and religious codes; equalizes the sexes; annuls the curse on man, and leaves nothing that can sin, suffer, be punished or destroyed.

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 340

... those who discern Christian Science will hold crime in check. They will aid in the ejection of error. They will maintain law and order, and cheerfully await the certainty of ultimate perfection.

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 97

Related articles from The Christian Science Journal and the Christian Science Sentinel:

In “Love your neighbor as yourself”: “In his parable of the good Samaritan, the Master makes it clear that our neighbors are not just the people who live next door but everyone we meet, regardless of social status, nationality, religion, or race. In fact, our sphere of thought and spiritual love should extend further and further beyond our home and community or even our home country to include the whole of mankind.” And “ In proportion as we keep in mind the spiritual, perfect man, feelings of animosity or hate disappear from our consciousness, and our so-called enemy is regarded as a friend, or at least someone we can respect as God’s child. And this understanding of our so-called enemy’s true nature as God’s child can help free him or her from the misconceptions that created animosity, conflict, and unhappiness. Then we’re not only loving our neighbor but we’re also helping him to find peace, joy, healing.”

In “The light that paralyzes evil”: “[T]he light of God, beaming with the brilliance of Truth, Life, and Love and illuminating every dark corner of consciousness, paralyzes evil and gives activity to good. In reality, the only animating power in the universe is God, good.” And “World events—including acts of terrorism, epidemic disease, violent storms, and economic woes—call each of us to consecrated, spiritual, scientific prayer in order to lift humanity out of darkness and suffering to the healing power of God’s presence.”

The articles above and others dealing with this subject can be found on JSH-Online.com or on CSMonitor.com.

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