Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Sunday driving in an alley, North Nashville 2014

This Easter I’ve heard conversations about the “roots of religious hatred”. I’d like to draw attention to the fact that so-called “roots” of religious hatred is religion itself. It isn’t society that hates religion (although society has reasons to hate it), but it’s just the opposite: first came religion and then came hatred of it. In fact, religion hates anything and everything that give people courage, strength, independence, freedom of thought and action, power, aggression, self-expression and instincts to survive and thrive. The term “religious hatred” has been turned inside out to suggest religion is hated. Quite the contrary is true: it is religion that hates.

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