“The Myth of Religious Violence”

 

The Arizona, at Pearl Harbor
The forward magazines of the U.S. Navy battleship USS Arizona (BB-39) explode shortly after 08:00 hrs during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (USA), 7 December 1941.
(Wikimedia Commons public domain photograph)
I don’t believe that theology played a significant role in the Pearl Harbor attack.  Humans are entirely capable of fighting and killing one another without the assistance of religion.

 

A provocative essay.  I expect that the title alone has already upset some of my secular-minded readers:

 

The Myth of Religious Violence

 

Posted from Kaanapali, Maui, Hawaii

 

 

"When I first saw your title, I thought you were referring to Trump’s tweeting practices."

Sawing off the branch on which ..."
"If it's so unremarkable that he has such unanimous support, why did he succeed where ..."

Senator Barry Goldwater on would-be Senator ..."
"That is a book every member should read."

“The time had elapsed, and the ..."
"I dunno... it seems to me that evolution promotes traits (and ideas) that lead to ..."

Sawing off the branch on which ..."

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!


What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment