18th August 2015

“There may very well simply be an underlying, all-too-human social-psychological process at root, one that probably plays itself out among all religious individuals: they see in their religion what they want to see, and deny or despise the rest. People look at the content of their religious tradition – its teachings, its creeds, its prophet's proclamations – and they basically pick and choose what suits their own secular outlook. They see in their faith what they want to see as they live their daily lives, and simultaneously ignore the rest. And as is the case for most White Evangelical Christians, what they are ignoring is actually the very heart and soul of Jesus's message – a message that emphasizes sharing, not greed. Peace-making, not war-mongering. Love, not violence.”

Phil Zuckerman