Monday, May 04, 2009
Religious Roots of Piracy
There are two must-read articles regarding the recent increase of piracy in the waters off of Somalia. The first is from the Wall Street Journal and the second one is by Dr. Albert Mohler of Southern Theological Seminary.
Both men point out that there is an undeniable link between the piracy of this region and the religion practiced there: Islam. Dr. Mohler takes the issue even deeper and comments on the premature proclamations in the last century that "religion is ." Beliefs do matter. Religion matters. For better or worse.