11.25.2011

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