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Jeff Jacoby

What can we learn from a 'church' of hate?

A Westboro Baptist Church member protested at a funeral in California. A Westboro Baptist Church member protested at a funeral in California. (Newscom)
By Jeff Jacoby
Globe Columnist / October 31, 2007

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BELIEF IN God is no guarantee of goodness. Piety without ethics - religious fanaticism - can be a prescription for great evil, as centuries of religious brutality and bloodshed make all too clear. A millennium ago, Crusaders massacred their victims to the cry of "Deus lo volt!" - "God wills it!" Islamist radicals exclaimed "Allahu Akbar" - "God is great" ... (Full article: 794 words)

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