The death of Elizabeth Edwards is ripe with issues that affect me internally when I put on my "ESWoW hat."
Two articles were of particular interest. Here's an excerpt from the first - "Elizabeth Edwards Left God Out of Her Last Goodbye."
"That communal sense of the faith is also characteristic of American believers, as demonstrated by an extensive study released Tuesday, the same day Edwards passed away. The surveys showed that across all creeds, religious people were more satisfied than non-religious people and that the satisfaction was tied to the number of close friends people said they had in their religious congregation rather than factors like individual prayer, strength of belief, or subjective feelings of God's love or presence."
The second article "Christian Extremist Group to Picket Elizabeth Edwards Funeral" concerns picketing at her funeral because of her beliefs.
How do we, as ethical people, handle intolerance and violence of this sort, even internally? I struggle with rage, intolerance and judgement myself.
The survey mentioned above, Religion, Social Networks and Life Satisfaction by the American Sociological Society can be found in its entirety in this pdf file.
This post was suggested by member Sally Leete. Please share your thoughts, and especially consider Sally's questions and comments - How do we, as ethical people, handle intolerance and violence of this sort, even internally? I struggle with rage, intolerance and judgement myself.