How you view God is how you see man. An individual's concept of "God" determines how one treats others. The same principle applies for a culture, nation or movement. If one envisions a vengeful, wrathful superior being, wrath and retribution are levied against "others" outside the "chosen." The religion justifies prejudice with all its ugly manifestations: verbal abuse, theft, deceit, injustice, violence, and the ultimate - "final solution." Religion was the foundation for Nazism which gave birth to Holocaust.
This is another law of human nature oft overlooked - which coincides with Voltaire's cardinal truth: "People who believe absurdities will soon commit atrocities."
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