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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

In the name of religion (Ricard)

Genocide continues to be perpetrated in the name of religion. There are two main forms that intolerance takes. The first is when people who haven't gone deeply into the real meaning of their religion, and don't practice it in an authentic way, use it as a rallying flag to arouse sectarian, ethnic, or nationalist passions. The second is when people who practice their religion sincerely are so deeply convinced of the truth of their beliefs that they think any means are justified to impose them on others, since by so doing they're helping them.
Matthieu Ricard, from The Monk and the Philosopher

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