Violence in the name of religion
|Photo by Bernardo Kastrup, hereby released into the public domain.|
This post is just a thought: we cannot stop violence committed in the name of religion by attempting to eradicate religion. A relationship with transcendence is a primary, authentic and valid impulse intrinsic to being human. The solution is the very opposite of the annihilation of religion demanded by the opportunistic, populist shallow-thinkers of Neo-atheism: we will stop pseudo-religious violence only by truly coming to terms with religion in a full, genuine manner; by allowing this primordial psychic impulse to express itself in a healthy, harmonious, undistorted manner.