The recent terrorist attacks have led many world leaders to issue statements, here are two of the more interesting views from Vladimir Putin and the Dalai Lama.
In light of the attention given to religion and religious extremism in wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, the Dalai Lama had this to say.
“We cannot solve this problem only through prayers. I am a Buddhist and I believe in praying. But humans have created this problem, and now we are asking God to solve it. It is illogical. God would say, solve it yourself because you created it in the first place. We need a systematic approach to foster humanistic values, of oneness and harmony. If we start doing it now, there is hope that this century will be different from the previous one. It is in everybody’s interest. So let us work for peace within our families and society, and not expect help from God, Buddha or the governments. Furthermore, the problems that we are facing today are the result of superficial differences over religious faiths and nationalities. We are one people.”
On the other end of the spectrum Vladimir Putin grants no forgiveness.
‘To Forgive The Terrorists Is Up To God, But To Send Them To Him Is Up To Me…”We will search for them everywhere wherever they are hiding. We will find them anywhere on the planet and punish them,”
These are clearly contrasting views, one seeks unity, the other vows revenge, are either the answer from terrorists who are clearly not afraid to die for their cause????? Ireland is a neutral country america very much is not, one thins is for for sure it affects us all now