Saturday, April 22, 2017
Why the discussion of religion is so important.
Those attacks of course are often simply a post about the lack of historic evidence or the ignorance of accepting things without a factual basis to support their existence.
However as I often suggest there is probably no more important topic to openly discuss, argue, and examine than the impact of religion in the world today.
For instance the case can be made that much of terrorism is fueled by religious fanaticism.
It also holds true that much of our current prejudices stem from a religious origin.
The same is of course true of sexism, after all patriarchal ideals are pervasive throughout the Old Testament.
And perhaps most currently impactful is that blind faith also opens one up to the kinds of manipulations that served the Russians so well when they interfered in our last presidential election.
Yes, I am suggesting that religious faith is a large part of the reason that we have Donald Trump as our president.
So yes, openly discussing religion is quite, quite important.