Carol Platt Liebau: Religion: The <i>Real</i> First Responder

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Religion: The Real First Responder

The next time some atheist tries to claim that religion is the source of many of the world's problems (like war), just remember this.

Update: Here, an atheist makes a similar point (and argues that, on the whole, believers are "better people"!). Thanks, anonymous commenter!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

A similar op-ed piece on this same subject can be found in Monday's edition of the UK Guardian newspaper at this location:,3858,5283079-103390,00.html
Given that the author, Roy Hattersley, is an atheist, he makes a very compelling and persuasive case that faith and charity go hand in hand.

9:40 AM  
Blogger cookie jill said...

Yes it was nice to see Scientologists doing their part as well as Pastafarians.

Now...let's see the "religions" build new homes, hire the disenfranchised at living wages, let the lower income people move in next door, etc.

What I see was Human Beings reacting to a tragedy. Some of them just happened to be part of a religious organization, and not necessarily the religion that this Administration is trying to force down people's throats. (Oh..I don't think Jesus would approve of nobid contracts, no living wages, etc., either)

11:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carol, glad to see you read and enjoyed the leader (UK speak for editorial) in The Guardian!


4:56 PM  
Blogger Colonel Steve said...


I had made a similar comment on one of my posts about Katrina. "Consider that 2 of the left's most hated groups have come to the rescue in New Orleans. " Those 2 were 1) religious organizations, and 2) the military (Coast Guard, Navy, National Guard, etc.) Without either group, the disaster would have been MUCH larger.

4:49 PM  

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