hate isn’t a religion

I don’t talk about religion online.

I don’t talk about my religion and I don’t talk about the religion of others, mainly because I think what someone believes is personal.

It’s what’s in your heart. It’s not a flamboyant banner that you have to fly high so that others can see that you’re flying it high.

It’s what should be the guide in your life. It should be your light in darkness. It should modestly shine through you. It should be the thing that you look to and feel within. It’s your moral compass. It’s what should make you be a better human being. It’s about you, I think.

I was watching a youtube video recently that was disturbing. It featured members of a religion who believed that it was part of their religion to hate others, to hate others who looked different, to hate others who loved different.

They made a video of this and are propagating these ideas around the world in the name of “their” religion.

I don’t know every religion, but I know that hate isn’t a religion. If hateful ideas are touted in the name of a religion, I’m skeptical. Hate is outside. It’s hideously human and visceral.

Judgements are outside, in dark places that only see the light when they find “good” company.

Hate doesn’t belong in a religion.

Hate isn’t a religion.


Not trying to be controversial here, at all. I promise. 🙂


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2 Responses to hate isn’t a religion

  1. anonymousmomma says:

    You are so right. I can’t stand how twisted and hateful things have become

  2. Pingback: Love or Hate « Poets for World Peace

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