Comments: from the Saturday papers

There were some good articles here. I have to agree with Darren Oldridge that we need to stop dismissing people as simply extremists and start understanding their motives and rationale. After all, if it wasn't compelling, they would not be able to recruit so many people to their cause. Similarly, it must have a certain level of plausability, or else a simple ridicule would have shrugged off the problem long ago.

In this sense, we must turn to wisdom and have faith that we can find a compelling transcendent inclusive vision that will transcend the existing paradigms. Who knows, we might even get around to lighting the eighth candle on those candelabras on an ongoing basis, rather than for just special occasions!

Posted by Cheryl Clough at Monday, 21 August 2006 at 5:30am BST
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