Written By: Ginger Davis
Why Are People Still Being Killed in the name of God?
I just read a story about Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese woman who was jailed and under the threat of execution, because she would not renounce her faith as a Christian.
Ibrahim, a 27-year old wife and mother was arrested after she was asked to renounce her faith and she
refused. She was charged with not complying with a demand for “apostasy”, the abandonment or renunciation of one’s political or religious beliefs.
On organization called Italians for Darfur, advocated for Mrs. Ibrahim and her family, and succeeded in gaining their release from Sudan. The couple, along with their two month old daughter and 20-month old son was flown to Italy where they met with Pope Francis. The Pope thanked Ibrahim for her determination and wavering faith while being persecuted.
Ibrahim, her husband Daniel Wani, and their two children have been given dual citizenship (American
and Sudanese). They will be settling in the State of New Hampshire with relatives, who will help them build a life here.
Why in the 21st century are men still raising their hand in violence against others for how they choose to worship? What a person believes is purely personal, it also determines a person’s character and how they will choose to exist as a human being within their family and in society. Most people of faith are law abiding, compassionate, giving, and generous. Fanatics live on the flip side – judgmental sociopaths who feel compelled to kill in the name of God.
What else needs to happen in terms of human evolution for people to stop killing for sport, religion, jealousy or boredom? How much longer is it going to take for the rest of the world to finally stand against genocide and subjugation in the Sudan and other countries, to bring the base-brain barbarians of the world into a future of everlasting peace?