Source: oldsalbertan.ca: 7th World Religions Conference by Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Calgary branch focuses on forgiveness, punishment & justice featured Guillermo Barron talking about the atheist view
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Various viewpoints from four different ideologies on the topic of forgiveness, punishment and justice were shared during attended the seventh world religions conference hosted at the Olds College Alumni Centre on Nov. 7.
The event, which was attended by about 200 people, was sponsored by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s Calgary branch and featured Guillermo Barron talking about the atheist view on the topic, while Eleizer Segal spoke about the Jewish perspective, Marinus Jackson spoke about Christianity’s view and Umair Khan spoke about Islam’s view on the topic.
After each of the presenters spoke, they fielded several questions from audience members. The purpose of the event, according to organizers, was to promote interfaith dialogue and promote understanding of various faiths.
Barron said that while evolutionary psychologists say that anger and revenge are vital tools, modern governments guarantee rights, so revenge isn’t necessary. He said punishment should be proportional.
“The need for revenge, even when we disguise it in… continue reading at oldsalbertan.ca