Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Just a reminder that religion does little, or nothing to determine morality.
This from their 1920 pamphlet:
THIS IS A WHITE MAN'S ORGANIZATION, exalting the Caucasian Race and teaching the doctrine of White Supremacy. This does not mean that we are enemies of the colored and mongrel races. But it does mean that we are organized to establish the solidarity and to realize the mission of the White Race. All of Christian Civilization depends upon the preservation and upbuilding of the White Race, and it is the mission of the Ku Klux Klan to proclaim this doctrine until the White Race shall come into its own.
WE STAND FOR WHITE SUPREMACY. Distinction among the races is not accidental but designed. This is clearly brought out in the one book that tells authoritatively of the origin of the races. This distinction is not incidental, but is of the vastest import and indicates the wisdom of the divine mind. It is not temporary but is as abiding as the ages that have not yet ceased to roll. The supremacy of the White Race must be maintained, or be overwhelmed by the rising tide of color.
Their racism and hatred was not minimized nor tamed by their faith, in fact it was inflamed by THEIR version of Christianity.
Those who believe that a person is morally superior to others simply as the direct result of their religion is a fool, and a person whose judgment is questionable at best.
Yet today we often see that individuals are either trusted, or ostracized, based SOLELY on their choice of religion, or even more dramatically their choice to live their lives free of the constraints associated with religion.