We’re Supposed to be the Good Guys

I can’t take the ugliness surrounding the proposed Cordoba House, aka the Ground Zero Mosque, which is neither a mosque NOR at ground zero. It’s a community center which is going to include a prayer space and the suggested site is Park Place which is not ground zero.

America was founded on religious freedom. What better response could there be to the attacks than religious tolerance? To show the world that we know the difference between terrorists and people of good faith?

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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2 thoughts on “We’re Supposed to be the Good Guys

  1. Sigh. Some people are only tolerant of others that are just like them (and even then, generally not very). Oddly enough, it’s hard to be tolerant of those who are intolerant themselves.

    It brings to mind a song that satirist, musician and mathematics professor Tom Lehrer wrote back in the 60’s called “National Brotherhood Week”. He intros it with something like, “There are people in the world who are intolerant of their fellow man…and I *HATE* people like that.” 😉

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