Essay: Defenders of the Faith

Conquer your passions and you conquer the whole world. —Hindu proverb

Whatsoever is not of faith is sin. —St. Paul, Romans 14: 23

Two murders reported in a single week, seeming to have little connection with each other and less connection with us.

Last week India's Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was shot to death by her Sikh guards, while in Poland the body of the pro-Solidarity priest Jerzy Popieluszko was recovered from a reservoir. It was not known whether the suspected assailants were working for the Polish government, by eliminating a troublemaker, or against it, by creating problems for the relatively...

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