Sunday, 26 March 2017
Religion In Practice
Other authors -
In SM Stirling's A Meeting At Corvallis, a fighting priest offers confession to bandits before they are beheaded.
And a more benign consequence of religion:
"He thought about his own Muslim upbringing, which had taught him that it was his duty to God to help the outcasts. Of course he did not believe in God and had not been in a mosque since he was a teenager, but he recognized Lisbeth Salander as a person in resolute need of help."
-Stieg Larsson, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (London, 2008), Chapter 2, p. 37.
I do not believe in the Catholic or Muslim deity but I imagine that, if God exists, He:
respects Adzel's spriritual practice and moral decisions;
approves of His priest's activities;
is glad that an atheist brought up as a Muslim helps Lisbeth.