Tag: Violence

‘Respect’ for religion is often simply tyranny backed by violence

Despite a rather bloody history, violence, radicalism and intolerance historically affiliated with religion is still present in the 21st Century. But, can religion be blamed for the violence, or is something deeper afoot. Today’s post (thanks to Jeremy Fox at openDemocracy´╗┐) gives a succinct overview of the historical development and doctrinal base of religious violence and how we might come to judge it from our own world-view.