posted on Jan, 26 2005 @ 10:30 AM
I see what you're saying and you have a valid point; religion is definitely often used as one reason, justification or motivation to hate others, but
the point I'm trying to make is that it is misguided people that USE religion in a way that it was never intended to be.
There are plenty of other things that people have used and will continue to use as motivation for hate, such as race, skin color, economic
status, political ideology, nationality, historical grudges, fear and many , many more.
Blaming religion for hatred is like blaming black/yellow/red skin for racism, blaming Marx for the Cold War, or blaming bombs for killing people.
"Damn those nuclear weapons! Why are they so violent? Why do they want to kill so many people?!"
Men of the church calling for war, blessing the bombs that fall on Iraq, rejoicing over "God punishing gay tourists in Thailand"? OMGWTF? Don't
fall for the Doublethink. Just because some misguided souls use religion as a motivation for hatred, doesn't mean that they aren't to blame and that
religion is. Religion breeds hatred? Tell that to Mother Theresa...