Monday, September 7, 2015

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Religion and Violence

Nothing Is Sacred hosts Bread and Roses from 21 July 2015.

See our latest Bread and Roses TV programme. We will begin taping new programmes in September.

Have a good summer!

Religion has advanced through violence, genocide and ethnic cleansing, Bread and Roses TV.

Bread and Roses TV with Maryam Namazie and Fariborz Pooya.

Interview with Dan Barker, Freedom from Religion Foundation.

Also on Iran nuclear agreement, women escaping from ISIS, Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, Ramadan fatwas, and photos from Pluto.

Background: Religion has been advanced through violence, genocide, and ethnic cleansing. It’s not all peace and love. Despite many of the inhuman tenets of religion, however, people – including the religious – are more than the religions they were born into.

Director: Reza Moradi

Translator: Adam Smith


Wolfsbane said...

If the tenets of a religion demand violence in its promotion, then the religion is a violent one. The honest and non-violent person should stop following that religion. If the religion forbids violence in its promotion, it cannot be blamed if some of its followers use violence to promote it. Those followers are to be condemned, not the religion.

Same for ideologies. Marxism demands violence to promote itself. Fascism demands violence to promote itself. Democracy does not - but many of its practitioners do.