A friend passed along the following article. I freely admit that it plays to one of my greatest fears -- that the wonders of man's capacity as a social being (sangha, for example) may equally outline a capacity for horrible error. Whatever your reaction to the story, still I think this grisly tale deserves wide consideration: Blessings come tethered to equally resplendent curses.
Is there any such thing as something so good that it can be exempt from evil? And likewise, can there be anything so evil that it does not bring with it the capacity for good? No blessing comes without the coming/potential of curse ... and vice versa.
This is not just some moral talking point ("Oh! Oh! I read a book about that! Let me blow some ethical smoke up your bum.")
Own your life! Don't be a coward.
The whole matter as it relates to Buddhism practice harkens for me back to the approximate words attributed to Gautama: "Better your own truth (Dharma), however weak/Than the truth (Dharma) of another, however noble)" This is an important/vital admonition.
Don't be a coward. Buddhism is more than just bookish Tinker Toys.
Rumours of child abductors spread through WhatsApp in a small town in Mexico. The rumours were fake, but a mob burned two men to death before anyone checked.