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Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Just read your Pick of the day ("Religion is the great radicalizer," April 28).
It appears Cliff Boyd buys into the popular, politically correct, present-day jargon where all religious beliefs lead to evil.
His bias shows when he fails to acknowledge all the good done by people following their religion in a positive way — The Salvation Army, Red Cross and Cross International, to name a few organizations. The latter was founded by the Catholic Church to reach parts of the world where there are no functioning government relief agencies to help the poorest of the poor.
What amazed me most is that Boyd could make these statements coming from this part of the country. I'm from the Northeast, and transplanted here through my husband's job some years back. I can tell you firsthand I've never lived in an area where the local churches, temples, etc. put their faith into practice to the degree they do here.
Although these people are not looking for earthly praise, I feel that at the very least Boyd needs to open his eyes to the good being done by them, which far outweighs the bad. Please do not confuse genuine faith with fanaticism.
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