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Is "eye for an eye" actually a better way to think about justice? Should the government be more active in trying to "destroy radical Islam?" The old pope gets a new portrait -- what do you think?

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David Gibson

David Gibson

David Gibson is a national reporter for RNS and an award-winning religion journalist, author and filmmaker. He has written several books on Catholic topics. His latest book is on biblical artifacts: "Finding Jesus: Faith. Fact. Forgery," which was also the basis of a popular CNN series.


  1. I’ll bet the pope said to combat evil with good, in contrast to what got accidently printed here!

  2. A hateful and cowardly bombing that kills innocent people is despicable. Whoever did it is despicable. But since hate IS despicable it is not good for us to indulge in it. “All” Muslims did not do it; nor “all” Christians or “all” anybody .. it is the act of a sick and singular individual. The Pope’s advice is from Romans 12:21 “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.” Imagine how evil to be persecuted by Roman authority in the 1st and second century.. Romans entertained themselves by killing Christians in sports arenas. Let’s not go there .. don’t give way to hating.(it is sick)

  3. I well remember GB Shea many a time singing HGTA at a Billy Graham crusade. That was also a time when my eyes didn’t look at the world with such a cynical view. As to “an eye for an eye” Jesus said instead of seeking revenge to do good to them that persecute you. Another favorite saying of mine is one from Confucious who said” Ifyou’re going to seek revenge then dig two graves. So tru, both statements by Christ and Confucious but so ignored by most. By the way,my 2 cents worth abt the bombing in Boston and that is that this bombing doesn’t have any hallmarks of a extreme Muslim bombing rather a very strong print of the domestic vareity. So, don’t go around accusing or discriminating against Muslim’s for even if they did have something to do with it this is not and will never be the values of mainstream Muslims in America today. Remember the words of Christ, please!