Wednesday, January 20, 2010

But What About All the Good Things That Religion Does?

"Religious Violence in Nigerian City Spreads." Christians and Muslims are fighting, apparently, about the last time they fought.

There are two alternatives here. One is that these people are committing violence in the name of a misguided but ultimately mundane philosophy that is badly flawed; if this is the case, the whole mess, however hopeless it may now seem, can eventually be fixed.

The other alternative is that one of their gods actually does exist, and that this all-powerful being not only permits but demands this behavior.

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