Our family went to see Religulous on Sunday and it left me feeling a little defensive. While I delighted in the revelations of the seemingly preposterous basis of Christianity, Scientology and Mormonism, I know that people of faith around the planet do a lot of good. And faith gives people comfort--there are no atheists in foxholes, remember?
I reached in my mind (and blog) for the mission statement from the Friends Committee on National Legislation, FCNL:
We seek a world free of war and the threat of war
We seek a society with equity and justice for all
We seek a community where every person's potential may be fulfilled
We seek an earth restored.
Nothing religulous about this mission.
Make the world a better place for people and other living things. That's a pretty concise mission, and one I cannot imagine anyone disagreeing with.
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