“..One man severs the head of another – and in the name of God…
If this is real religion – then count me an atheist.
But this is real religion – I hear you say.
The history of religious belief is a history of horrendous violence:
– intolerance of others – burnings and lynchings –
– religious wars in which millions have died – torture – persecution.
It’s easy to see the appeal of John Lennon’s imagining no religion.
So why is it that religion often does not have enough moral fortitude to resist its own capacity for violence?..”
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