November 25, 2011

God Liked My Ancestors Better Than Yours

god's chosen people

Religious belief is not the only human difference that divides the world, but it manages to do so in a unique way. Religion elevates one's desires and preferences to the level of commandments and turns disagreement into a conflict between good and evil. Those who agree with the religious person are beyond reproach, while those who disagree are dehumanized. A world free from religion would not be free of conflict, but it might not know this particular sort of conflict.

Poster credit: Austin Cline