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Well after a long week of tragedy many Americans will turn to their fates -- helped them get through these tough times we turn to fox is religion contributor mother Jonathan Larson joins us good morning greens aren't you.
Here I mean just more evil.
It we've seen what are we supposed to make of it well I think the first thing to make of -- and I'll talk about this in my church and the later this.
Morning is that.
Not all ideas are created equal as the doctor just done before us that last segment segment and spoke.
Not all ideas are created equal some are true -- -- false.
What do you use the name of god or not some more rational and some are stupid.
And anyone who suggests that there -- -- their belief.
In tells them to kill the innocent.
Not only radical.
But they have lost their minds.
And we have to make sure that and nobody gets -- was saying somehow.
These are my beliefs my beliefs are based on my understanding of god and therefore they might be equally true is others.
I'm simply not true and all of us believers nonbelievers Christians.
And -- Jews Muslim.
We can all stand up for that we have to.
-- he say to those who makes might find their -- rattled those people in Boston who were there how could you know looking upon the -- or how could.
-- god let this happen but the question that arises out of -- it's a great question -- Clayton and I think we can all say god didn't do this and two Brothers.
And did that's -- with the did was evil.
Now we -- -- god stop that I think -- we don't we don't know.
We can't give a perfect answer right but.
But one thing we do know and this helps me a lot is that if got stopped every one of our back and bad actions and the consequences of -- bad that actions.
I would to punch Clinton I can -- out politically dead if I would have to try to punch Clayton and god stop my my fetus from hitting him or hurting him in -- got stopped every one of -- bad actions we would become robots.
And we would not be able to use our free will for the good in other words we would not be able to laugh.
And to learn from our mistakes and it -- -- -- -- and imagine if that's stacked every one of them are bad actions.
Then we would just be odd little little pets of his instead we can choose to love this is the time and you see.
In misuse and abuse of free will it's time person double down on month in our families in our communities and especially those were suffering the most right now.
You know another thing this shows us and it shows us free will when -- -- -- some people ran towards the explosion they ran towards it to help.
I think I can safely say I would have run away.
But some people were her -- enough to know that they were needed and they ran back.
To the scene in danger now and I -- -- NBC and we saw this morning earlier on that in the show.
And images of baseball stadiums -- -- -- singing.
And together at the assistance of union the essence of -- -- -- of kindness and that can come forth as you -- -- And we can become better people because of the tragedy does -- mean that thing got for tragedy no way.
But we have responsibility and perhaps opportunity to respond with love rather than hatred and that's what this radicalism is.
That's not religion we know right that is a choice.
Irrational an angry choice for vengeance rather than in rational loving choice for justice truth a month.
I saw a posting to to allison's point this week that someone had -- called about mister Rogers Fred Rogers who said.
His mom had taught him to always look for the helpers out of tragedy always look because you'll find helpers there.
Don't look at the tragedy look at the people who ran towards those people -- -- and then I think we also say.
This but the fact it didn't happen to me that means I can have my children little bit tighter now like -- closer to my parents I was in Ohio this last weekend.
With my with my own family my parents and my Brothers and sisters and that sense of -- life is precious.
And I don't understand why god allows some of these things terrible things to happen but I do thank god for the gift of life and they -- -- -- the people that I look for much and who are close to me now.
Yeah I think it's a great point I think it's also coming up -- all of us to reach out to people who may be sad or feeling like lovers until this afternoon count on -- People who are ostracized -- fuels -- they are loners.
You know it won't even if it's just us -- awareness noticing them that they might be doing so they.
Or reaching out to them we that's a great point that since -- do you think somebody might have been able to -- the younger brother don't know.
Maybe yeah right.
Why did he feel a need to get attached to wrap up the two -- -- radical elements probably didn't have enough love in his life.
I believe that's strongly and we can do that -- response -- had to do.
-- -- to see you thanks guys.
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