About power, not religion

In 1506 a miraculous light was seen on one of the crucifixes in a Dominican monastery in Portugal. Crowds gathered to marvel at it, but when one man suggested it looked a bit as if a candle had been placed behind the image of Christ he was dragged into the street by his hair, beaten, kicked and burnt by an angry mob.

Toby Green explains in his powerful study of intolerance.

Professor Altemeyer at the University of Manitoba says, “The greatest threat to American democracy today arises from a militant authoritarianism that has become a cancer upon the nation.” Bob Altemeyer’s free book: The Authoritarians

And then of course there’s these irksome jihad!