Is Religion a Deadly Force?
As of late, there has been considerable calls to discriminate against Christians from heavyweight authors, such as Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Stephen Hawking. Are religious zealots one and the same? Are Christians just as bigoted and hateful as many perceive Muslims to be? If religion could be eradicated from the world, as these "scholars" desire, would violence and hatred vanish as well?
Here is Rev. Jeff Johnson's response in a recent "To the Source" article.
"To be more precise, a comparison should be made between religion and civil government. Civil Government, as an institution, has killed far more people than religion. If a person wants to throw religion overboard on account of religious wars, then certainly the entire notion of Civil Government ought to be tossed on account of national wars. Clearly the problem lies not in the institutions, but in the imperfect human hearts which make up any institution."
Just one of many arguments against a foolhearty attempt to dismiss the Christian faith.