The Mother of all Deceits

In the aftermath of terror attacks one often reads letters blaming religion for them. One such said: ‘Will it ever occur to the world that as long as the medieval nonsense we call religion is peddled to the gullible, ignorant and deluded, acts of horrific madness will continue to be perpetrated against the innocent.’ I can’t speak for religion in general, but, as far as Christianity is concerned, the illogic of such generalisations is clear when we remember that Jesus actually taught, ‘Blessed are the meek…blessed are the merciful…blessed are the peacemakers…love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you’. Evil minds have always tried to legitimise their deeds by reference to some higher cause, whether it be nationalism, politics, religion, or even a football team. It merely emphasises something the Bible said long ago: ‘the heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?

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