Sunday, December 9, 2007
Intolerance in the Anti-Religious Community, Too
It's hard not to believe in conspiracy theories when two evangelical organizations in Colorado get hit in the same day by gunmen apparently picking random victims. Is this some new militant death squad spurred on by Richard Dawkins and other militant atheists? Probably not. But the assaults that took place in Arvada, Colo. at the Faith Bible Chapel early Sunday morning, as well as the random shootings in the parking lot of New Life Church in Colorado Springs six hours later, sure can make one feel like it's open season on conservative Christians. Evangelicals have enough of a victimization complex already, when they are often the ones dishing out the prejudice. But those of us who are secular, or question where the evangelicals are going, should not hesitate to offer sympathy and shock when church members are violently attacked, as in these two incidents.