Welcome to another installment for SHEEP WEEK! This sheep is the new black sheep. This is what I mean:
At the root of our divisions is the fear of the Other, the Different, the Not-Like-Us. I suggest that this deep-rooted fear spawned the scriptures that preach separation and segregation, which in turn spawn our established separations and segregations.
That is, those scriptures that we appeal to that sanction our segregations actually appeal to the divisions that already exist in our minds. We like to believe that we are obeying scriptures when in fact we marshall the scriptures to rally behind our ancient, latent fears.
This poor sheep is a victim of the fear of the flock.