Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama

The Seattle Times has a report on last night’s event that featured a conversation between the Desmond Tutu, the retired Anglican Archbishop of Capetown and the exiled leader of the Tibetan people, the Dalai Lama.

According to the report:

“Thousands attended the discussion at the University of Washington’s Edmundson Pavilion, where young people asked questions and, along with the religious leaders, talked about ways to overcome anger and remain loving when faced with destruction.

Tutu said anger was not necessarily a bad thing. ‘It’d be awful if we didn’t’ get angry when you see someone, for instance, violating a child. That would be awful. So it’s something to be thankful for when you lose your cool.’

He said he gets angry with God sometimes. ‘I mean — mmmmgh,’ he said, shaking his fists. ‘How can you? How can you let this, that and the other thing happen?’

But God is incredible, he said, and has given people freedom so they can choose their own way. And God ‘has all of eternity to work’ on humankind, which is a ‘work in progress.’

When people mess up, God ‘picks you up, dusts you off and says: try again,’ Tutu said.”

Read the rest here.

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