Although it is true that such practices are no longer acceptable, thinking about them apparently is. I had mentioned in The Insanity of Religion III that a prominent Israeli Rabbi had publicly stated that other groups of people were meant by god only to serve the Jews. I did not mention racism in that post, but I could have because the link is clear. Religion and racism are both expressions, in part, of insane, group based egotism. I can't imagine any example of words or behavior that could make this link any more clear than the Rabbi's publicly expressed thoughts.
"Three hundred years ago it was still considered acceptable to enslave people of other races. Likewise, it was still acceptable to burn non-believers at the stake. These extreme expressions of intolerance are no longer permitted."
Monday, July 11, 2011
Religion and Racism III
After drafting my post entitled Religion and Racism, it occurred to me that a previous post gave strong support to the views I expressed. One of the things I said in that post was: