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We’re living through the “most peaceful era” in human history — with one big exception – Salon.com

Charles Kimball’s book “When Religion Becomes Evil” begins with the following claim: “It is somewhat trite, but nevertheless sadly true, to say that more wars have been waged, more people killed, and these days more evil perpetrated in the name of religion than by any other institutional force in human history.” It’s easy for American Christendom to dismiss this and studies that show increases in religious violence, for it’s something that can be waved away as something that happens over “there” in those “crazy countries.” But lest we forget that it is right wing American Christians that have helped shape Uganda’s anti-gay laws, which carry life imprisonment for homosexual acts and the death penalty for repeat offenders.

We’re living through the “most peaceful era” in human history — with one big exception – Salon.com.

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January 15, 2014 at 6:31 pm

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