Sunday, February 18, 2007

An Ugly Reminder

My dad and I were talking recently about how wonderful the advancements in modern medicine were. So many things that were bound to kill you not so long ago are barely blips on a screen nowadays.

But then, we haven't gotten much better at hating and killing less. Today in Nashville, a cab driver argued about religion with two college students who were his passengers. They reached their destination, paid their fare, and exited his cab. And then he tried to run them down. One managed to get out of the way but the other student is in serious condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Agree to disagree. Silently roll your eyes instead of turning to violence. Anything else.

Click: Cab driver arrested for running over student after religious debate

2 comments:

Kat Coble said...

Who would argue religion with a cab driver?

Not that he should have run them over...but there are fora for discussions like that. "In a cab" is not one of those places.

BBLogan said...

Wow. I live under a rock sometimes... I had no idea this happened.

You are so right, we should be able to disagree without violence, no matter what our religion or beliefs.

What is WRONG with the world?!