.The end justifies the means - a clear conscience acquired by the Blessings of a God of our design?
“Jews, Christians, and Muslims must address the problem of violence and "sacred" text, if we are to have any reasonable hope for an alternative future.
By sanctioning violence in "sacred" texts and in reference to them, we invariably progress along a treacherous pathway. God is powerful and proves to be God through superior violence.
The God of superior violence justifies human violence in the name of God and in pursuit of God's objectives that with frightening regularity mirror our own objectives.
Violence is widely embraced because it is embedded and sanctified in "sacred" texts and because its use seems logical in a violent world.”
Source of Quotes:
Is Religion Killing Us?: Violence in the Bible and the Qur'an
- by Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer,
Trinity Press International 2003
This reminds of the question: Why can't religion evolve as man evolves?