Does anyone really think they’d be a monster without their faith?
I watched ‘12 Years a Slave’ the other day. To be honest, I didn’t like it. I think there is a certain art in film making which includes being able to tell the story without the graphic and overwhelming demonstrations ‘12 Years a Slave’ relied on. However, there was a conversation between Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt which caught my eye. The question related to Fassbender’s assumption to his right to the slaves. Fassbender’s reasoning was the law permitted it. He was a religious man who had already descended into anarchy.
And the truth is, religious people and places do fall into anarchy. Sometimes the anarchy precipitates out precisely because of religion. Israel comes to mind, however the challenge once put to Christopher Hitchens comes more clearly to mind:
“A week before the events of September 11, 2001, I was on a panel with Dennis Prager, who is one of…
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