Steve Caruso shared the above, in which he combined two images he found online, each trying to suggest that their worldview is affirming of human beings and gives meaning, while the other supposedly does the opposite.
I think he is right that the very act of pretending that only one’s own worldview is meaningful, and that any opposing view by definition dehumanizes, engages in the very damaging of others that each side claims the other’s worldview causes.
In other words, on the one hand, neither religion or science can be said to damage people by definition. And on the other hand, the act of insisting that people whose beliefs are different than your own are evil or twisted clearly does cause such damage, in at least some instances.
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