November 12, 2010

Christian Calls Islam a Superstition

evolution of superstitionI was watching a recent episode of The Rachel Maddow Show in which she was reading some of the more interesting messages proponents of the Oklahoma legislation banning Sharia law were sending to those opposing the legislation. Talk about true American idiocy! My favorite message was one in which the author, clearly a Christian, concluded with, "Your religion is a superstition." It doesn't get much better than that.

Unfortunately, I suspect that this Christian was not alone in believing that Christianity is somehow more true or less superstitious than any other religion, past or present. This is part of what makes religion dangerous: it fosters an us vs. them mentality, imbues the "us" with divine authorization, and dehumanizes the "them" through associations with evil.

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