Don’t get me started. George Carlin, the great comedian and social commentator, did a hilarious riff on the Ten Commandments. He whittled them down to two, then added a third which he said was the most important:
“Thou Shalt Keep Thy Religion to Thy Self.”
You’re goddamned right. I struggle to see how ANY religious proselytizing has done ANY good ANY where. Many if the most brutal wars are fought in response to the “God” question than for any other reason.
When I travel the world, I see more damage done to indigenous people by missionaries than just about anything else. Self-righteousness given validity through the “God” question.
Thanks for your article. Hard to read. But important.