14 thoughts on “What he said

  1. Fred says:

    Sadly, as long as religion exists, hate in its name will exist because hate is commanded. The two are mutually exclusive. Patience, Daisy…sooner or later the human race will learn from its mistakes. #wishfulThinking

    • SummerSolsticeGirl says:

      Not all religions command hate. Or killings. Take Christianity, for example. Hate is very much against Christian and Catholic theology. It is the twisted minds of arrogant men that command hate

      • Fred says:

        Actually, the Old and New Testament are pretty full of hate and commandments to kill those who don’t believe, Jesus himself even insisting on it quite clearly to anyone who wouldn’t follow him. Catholicism is especially awful in its promotion of hate and control, mostly to women and children.

        You do touch on a good point, though. Commanding hate (which even non-religious people will do when using other equally controlling systems, re: Stalin) never has any positive outcome and there’s certainly benefit from an evolutionary perspective if we were to focus more on mutual love, respect, freedom, etc. We’re not there yet…it’s so sad. :(

  2. Not quite quintessential says:

    I think behind the religious argument it is all about power or money. If acceptance of differences was the priority, it wouldnt be a fight for righteousness. We fight for freedom, but get locked into conformity by following a particular view. I mean, is it about religion, or is that a mask for greed or power?

  3. waywardweed says:

    I don’t expect anything to change–basic human nature: “I’m right and you’re wrong if you don’t believe as I do,” and, in addition, we (humans and all forms of life) fight for the limited suppy of goods available (food, land, energy) to sustain those we love. If this sounds pessimistic, it’s because that’s what I am: I see the glass three-quarters empty. I don’t attempt to make sense of it because it makes my head hurt.

  4. purplemary54 says:

    The news said this morning that the shooter was a member of a white-supremacist heavy metal band. So it’s not all about religion. Some of it had to do with race. Which doesn’t make me feel any better at all.

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