Rev Dr. (hon. Kingston) Dr. (hon. St. Andrews) Joel Edwards, International Director of Micah Challenge, Human Rights Commissioner, Council Member of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation  
Thursday, 15 July, 2010, 08:22 AM - Courage, hope, perseverance etc., Edwards
Rating 4 out of 5 (Highly platitudinous)

Raoul Moat did some very bad things. He shot his ex-girlfriend. That was a bad thing. Then he shot and killed her new boyfriend. That was a bad thing too. Then he shot and blinded PC Rathbone. That also was a bad thing.

There's a Facebook page for admirers of Raoul Moat. That is a bad thing. Moat's brother blames the police. If that turns into bitterness and resentment then that will be a bad thing. Bitterness and resentment are bad things.

However, PC Rathbone shows no malice towards Moat and that is a good thing. Showing no malice and not being filled with bitterness and resentment is a good thing. I have no idea whether PC Rathbone is a Christian or not. He's showing no malice and isn't filled with bitterness and resentment, so he's certainly behaving like a Christian. He hasn't actually said anywhere that he's a Christian but that might just be him being modest. Being modest is another thing that Christians do a lot. PC Rathbone is also a family man, which Christians tend to be as well. So I'd say there's a good chance he's probably a Christian, what with all this Christian behaviour.

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