Christianity Johnson on 07 Oct 2008 01:20 am
What is happening in India right now is pure, unadulterated religious evil, fueled by the hatred and partitioning that religion inspires:
The attacks on Christian families, the vandalism of their places of worship, the destruction of homes and livelihoods, and the horrific rapes, mutilations and burning alive that have been reported, have nothing to do with religious beliefs – neither those of the victims nor of their attackers. They are instead part of a contemptible political project whose closest equivalent can in fact be found in the “Indian Mujahideen” bomb blasts in Delhi, Jaipur, and Ahmedabad, which were set to go off in hospitals, marketplaces and playgrounds. Both actions are anti-national; both aim to divide the country by polarising people along their religious identities; and both hope to profit politically from such polarisation.
This paragraph contains a contradiction. On the one hand, the attacks “have nothing to do with religious beliefs.” On the other, the attacks are “polarising people along their religious identities.” Since God is imaginary and all religion is nonsense, you have millions of people fighting each other to the death over nonsense.
People do kill each other for a variety of reasons, including nationality and ethnicity. But religion is a gigantic, artificial cause of discord. Religious differences by their nature cause animosity, because religions are so absurd and so ridiculous, and because each religion has hatred of outsiders at its core.
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