John Jennings, Numinbah
One racist spark in America and the whole world is afire with people tearing down racist icons. That’s a good start.
Yet racism is only one of many sicknesses in the human mind. Freedom from all of them is the only way to peace and prosperity.
When shall we start tearing down icons in Christian churches of a man being slowly tortured to death on a cross? Thousands died that way. Jesus was no exception. Religious idolatry is just as bad as racism.
Maybe the churches should go too. Or be put to better use to house the homeless. We don’t need special places of worship. The whole thing is divine.
The idea of worshiping something or someone allegedly outside of you is a trap set by religious bigots. The bait is an offer of eternal salvation, if you behave yourself, backed up with a threat of eternal damnation if you don’t. And millions fall for it all the time.
Can we evolve beyond the intelligence of a donkey with a carrot at one end and a stick at the other? If not, extinction will surely follow.