Dealing with risk is a decision of faith — not a kind of faith that promises security or offers a false peace, but faith that life can be lived in the prospect that it may well be accompanied by adversity. Such faith stems from reliance upon a God whose purpose has never been to render history harmless, but to offer the resources to cope with circumstances that are never ideal. In contrast to the use of religion by terrorists to bolster destructive zeal, it is possible to embrace religion as a source of prudent confidence and a resolve to live with the risks that attend to all human well-being.

Edward LeRoy Long, Jr., Facing Terrorism