I get it. Global climate issues, political uncertainties, anti intellectualism, scientific illiteracy, mass migration and regional conflicts, the list of human calamity is appalling. Blended into this chaff of abhorrent issues are the repeated examples of the human folly of religious intolerance by the worlds theistic institutions.
For all people being singled out for special consideration by Christianity it’s not about the lingering legacy of a malignant characterization of the human experience. No, it’s a daily reality of institutional bigotry and intolerance. Because of the cultural preferences given to religion and Christianity in particular, entire groups of people are freely and openly discriminated against. There’s a penchant by Christians for self absolutions for this form of discrimination expressed in glib platitudes like “love the sinner, hate the sin” and the noxious assertion “we’re all gods children” exposes the religion to be a pernicious concept. The scapegoating of the other to justify believing in the validity of the Christian narrative.
Apparently we are now so inured that the relentless, destructive expressions of faith based institutions that the actions of other theistic groups are on par with traffic fatalities and American gun deaths. There is another religious group who’s views on the human experience is much more malevolent and wantonly violent. Islam.
The website, “Religion of Peace”, has been keeping a record of Islamic violence worldwide since 09/11/2001. What follows is their Jihad report for November, 2018.
People killed, 911
People injured, 843
Suicide blasts, 12
Countries affected, 25
For the specifics on each event and the methodology used go to https://www.thereligionofpeace.com
For your consideration.
“Why should anyone feel compelled to be subservient to a benevolent benefactor? Put another way, what kind of mind demands to be worshipped for doing what came naturally?” Nationofnope.