Sunday, December 13, 2009

Ugandan affairs

It should go without saying that nations that persecute gays should be expelled from the Commonwealth.

This is very much the downside of religion: whereas one can see the benefit in the comfort of religious belief, the notion that a God who creates us in a particular way hates us for how we are is disturbing.

As with so many things in this world, the huge cognitive dissonance in claiming that this is a god of love is ignored by believers, simply because they don't think about it. This is, sadly, how the world turns: men with something to gain from a particular policy or position make use of the ignorance of unthinking people to create the world they want. It's often to the disbenefit of the ignorant. It remains true of the human race that in the long term we benefit most when we cooperate with each other and try to feel kindly towards, if not love, our neighbours, and lose most when we are motivated by hatred and greed. We seem in the short term to benefit, but we forget that when we are done hating gays, we will need someone else to hate, because our world still will not be perfect, and we will still require someone to blame who is not us.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, my gosh, that's horrible. It's bad enough that there is such a hatred against gays, but the death penalty? Even worse, that American Christians have encouraged it. That's despicable.


December 13, 2009 at 2:00 PM  

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