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I watched something today a touchy subject for most people but it fascinates me, religion. I think that sometimes I am jealous of other people’s ability to believe in something so completely so blindly. I have this habit of needing to know about things I don’t understand I search for hours and hours trying to gather as much information about the thing I’m not understanding and so I came across this.
A documentary about a religious group teaching children. It felt a lot like indoctrination. The way they drove fear into those children so completely, they way they condemned children’s books because of the fantasy content. The frightened tears and uncertain cries.
Ignorance breeds fear and fear breeds hate and here was a group of people feeding a larger group of children all of this fear. Creating an entirely new generation who will be consistently trapped in that fear unable to make change becoming this living contradiction.
It frightens me how ignorant and powerful these people are how they can shape and mold these children into living breathing hate machines. I fear for the world and what may happen to all of us when it is their turn to take the reins.
I believe people have the right to their own beliefs. I believe whole heartedly in freedom of religion, in freedom in general but then I see something like this and I become afraid. How can you preach love and peace and hate and intolerance all at the same time? I don’t know it’s bothering me and I can’t find any answers.