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Saturday, September 26, 2009

"The Politicization of God"

...our most spiritually gifted sages warn us time and time again that we shouldn't equate our limited and faulty concepts of God with the actual Supreme Being of the universe.  Adherents sometimes ignore this sound advice and use incomplete concepts of God as wedges of separation, leading to sectarian strife and, regrettably, religious warfare.  Where God comforts and heals, religions sometimes confuse and divide.  This is especially true when God is enlisted in the cause of human projects like the creation of governments or the realignments of territorial boundaries.  Non–religious ideologies such as Nazism and Communism produced a vast harvest of death in the twentieth century, and yet we still must count the human costs that have resulted from the politicization of God.

Jeffrey  B. Webb, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Exploring God (Indianapolis, IN: Alpha, 2005), 326.


sulochanosho said...

Yes, politization, including the politization of God is the cause for all perversions and aggressions that have been sweeping our humanity on this earth. Good revealing points about our acts of God there in the post. Thanks.

scott saboy said...

and thanks too for taking the time to write.