The Embodiment of Religion

The Embodiment of Religion

I know many who believe religion inspires love and ‘good intentions’ towards others. History has always done well to prove them wrong. For religion also inspires (and dictates) division, hatred and murderous feelings towards those who are outside its boundaries. A point often lost among the most optimistic of atheists.

That religion should not be used as a platform to erect societies, any society is a message understood by those keen enough to see a better world for all, not just their kin.

For we know that religion’s contradictory and ambiguous teachings are not clear enough to form a cohesive ethical background where mutual benefit can be accomplished among those holding different views.

No clearer example can be seen than among religious nations, where an individual, no matter how well-intentioned, is bound to the laws of his belief and therefore must act according to whatever dictum its dogma demands.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

In this article, ISIS leadership announces:

“Islam was never a religion of peace. Islam is the religion of fighting. No-one should believe that the war that we are waging is the war of the Islamic State. It is the war of all Muslims, but the Islamic State is spearheading it. It is the war of Muslims against infidels.”

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