Tuesday, 18 August 2015
The New Atheists claim that religion causes atrocious crimes against humanity like the Crusades, the Inquisition, the Caste System in India, Islamic Jihads etc..
And by citing these examples they claim that religion is an evil force and the world would be better off without it.
But religion has also been a force for good in the world.
The Ten Commandments stop some people from committing crimes.
The belief in Karma inspires some people to do good to others.
The loving example of Jesus has led to non-violent non-cooperation in Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jnr. and many others.
The compassion of the Buddha leads many to compassionate acts in the world.
The poetry of Sufism invites us to love and trust.
It is true that religion can sometimes cause us to act like animals towards each other.
But without religion we would probably be acting like animals all the time.
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