if your religion requires you to hate someone you need a new religion… Seriously?

Dear friend,

I am feeling sad and confused by your facebook post. So I ask you what religion requires you to hate?

You reply you had no religion in mind, just any religion that requires that.

I say no religion requires that. Maybe people who interpret their religion that way need a new brain.

[I was just trying to be funny to lighten things up. I would like to have said Maybe we need to find out why people are interpreting their religion that way. And thinking about it even more, maybe we all need ‘new brains.’ But I’m cheating, I now have the blogger’s luxury of a little more space and time to reflect.]

Anyway, you say that’s not so catchy. Though it is more accurate. And you tell me your religion in kindness.

and I feel sad because this is no doubt true. And with that kindness in mind I ask you, my friend, to please remove your post not because it offends me but because it offends you.

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “if your religion requires you to hate someone you need a new religion… Seriously?

  1. Visiting Dresden, at the Martin Luther Church, they had four recommendations in German, Arabic and English languages – please scroll down to the bottom of the contribution: https://transitnuremberg.wordpress.com/category/dresden/

    o Speak positively about your faith and not negatively about others
    o Don’t tell others what they believe in. Let them tell you
    o Respect similarities and differences and work out how to live well together
    o Don’t judge people by the actions of others from the same faith

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