The world is going mad. We are executing writers, journalists – cartoonists! I think of my children and what images they might see on a television over the upcoming days, and how to explain this hatred and backwardness and violence and evil.
We are Catholic, though not very religious, and my children attend a Protestant school where they are taught two things about religion:
God loves us.
We love each other.
My children believe that everyone is equal, and that all people are the same, no matter what their religion or nationality or ethnicity. Because this is all they’ve known.
I’m not sure how we will explain this sort of hate to them.