Letter: Raging wars not a means to peace

Is there no limit to hating your neighbour because his religion does not match yours?

To the editor:

The whole world was saddened to see the images of the little three-year-old boy washed up dead on the beach in Europe. This continuous war in Syria and in Palestine needs to stop but more bombing does not seem to make much difference. The bombing is not “surgical” as they say. There are many thousands of innocent bystanders called “collateral damage” that no one seems to take into account.

Remember the Israeli jets bombed just across their border, hit a school full of 110 children. The world didn’t actually see these images so who really cares? The parents and families do, we should also care.

The Israelis are God’s chosen people so I presume this is their right to bomb and kill school children. At least these school children will not grow up to fight their neighbours.

Just how much does religions blend into these wars? Is there no limit to hating your neighbour because his religion does not match yours?

I read todays news that the German Christian churches are busy baptizing the newcomers into their religion so they are more accepted and cannot be sent back to a Muslim area because they would fear for their lives there. The German priest called their old religion a religion of Satan, whatever that means? I see their real colour more clearly now. I sure hope there is plenty of room in “Heaven” for all these people of such pure thoughts. I sure hope all these religious people are down on their knees praying for more peace because we cannot continue these wars and killings.

Jorgen Hansen, Kelowna

 

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