Date: Wednesday, 11 September 2013 07:55 pm (UTC)
St. Francis loved God and preached to the birds and the bunnies. St. Dominic (they were contemporaries) loved God and founded the Inquisition.
Personally, I handle this with the simple hypothesis that just because people use the same words, they do not necessarily mean the same things. That eliminates a lot of potential confusion.

Has anyone else noticed that all over the world, the haters and nutters who blame it all on god are much more like each other than their respective local ideas of god? There are even Buddhist terrorists, in Sri Lanka and Burma.

(Incidentally, I am a fan of Dan Savage. It would not occur to me that he is for everyone, but I would like to point out that (1) he answers the letters he gets. He's not out there sticking his nose into other people's business, and he's very clear that he's giving advice, not orders (2) when he's wrong, he owns it and corrects it and (3) every so often, he really hits a nerve in a big, constructive way.)
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