Stemming the tide of terror

Indignation and moral resistance are being increasingly felt in the world today as acts of political terrorism, assassinations, and retaliation killings become more and more frequent. Surely such resistance to mayhem must be a welcome sign that progress has been made Spiritward in world thought since the dark ages of paganism, when atrocities against human beings were considered normal.

But indignation is not enough to heal. Disapproval must coincide with action that will put a stop to savage incidents.

What form can this action take? How can an individual help? While to mortal sense it may seem a hopeless task for one person to take up the challenge of putting a stop, for instance, to summary killings, and those based on questionable forms of due process such as we observe in some African and Middle East countries, an understanding of God's law can thwart the callous attitudes that cause them. It may seem unrealistic to believe one could end the assassinations occurring in the United Kingdom and Northern Europe, which have apparently been planned to draw attention to controversial political issues. Yet the Bible maintains that right is might, and the Science of Christ insists that prayer based on the understanding of the all-power of God, good, or Life itself, is adequate to overcome evil in any form.

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