religion is fear

Religion is fear. The institutions of religion capitalize on fear. And we capitulate. To justify and tame our fear we spiritualize it, theologize it, and institutionalize it in order for us to feel protected from it. But this strategy only empowers it further.I know someone will say, "True religion is this: to help the widow and the orphan!" But then that's not religion. Is it?! No, it's just basic kindness. Even in the story of Jesus when he talks about the sheep and the goats, he is quoted … [Read more...]