If Religion does not teach us to be tolerant then who will.
I grew up a Roman Catholic. We never spoke about gays or abuse of any kind – mental, physical, sexual or animal for that matter. We were never taught to stand up for what is right and going against those that abuse or kill.
There was the thought of feeling sorry to for the murderer for what a terrible life he leads. But how about the person that lies dead. Does he too not deserve some compassion?
The older I get the more I see people that call themselves Religious just because they go to Church every week. It gives them the right to criticize others, and even to kill those that get in their way like a rabbit that might be eating their plants. Why do these same Religious people talk about each other in negative ways and yet smile in each other’s faces. Can you tell me why these same Religious people keep abuse under cover and tell no one what they know or have seen? And yet, these same Religious people will admit to killing a creature of the Lord and not think twice about it.
If Religion is not teaching us to be tolerant – then who will?
Will you send your kids to Sunday School to learn the word of the Lord? Will those words consist of tolerance? Or will we be taught to turn a blind eye to abuse, neglect and the murder of others.