When Religion Gets Sick

Posted: October 17, 2015 in Uncategorized
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You might call it an after session. After regular Sunday evening services at the Word of Life Christian Church in New Hartford, N.Y., parents convened a little beating to bring their sons back into conformity. Problem was that the all night savaging ended up with one dead and another in the hospital. I’m sure this thrilled Jesus.

The spiritual sadism manifested itself through a kind of gauntlet of family and church members all taking turns administering the discipline. That’s a very unique form of counseling. Or membership retention.

You see, sometimes religion gets really, really sick. Or more accurately, sometimes sick people show up and hijack religion to sanctify their evil, their pathology.

And that is why there is no such thing as an absolute freedom of religion. You are free to practice your choice of religion, even have that right protected, unless you are violating people and breaking other superior laws as a result. Every single “right” within the Bill of Rights has its limits. That includes religion. Especially when religion gets sick.

  1. Janie M says:

    Sick and sickening!

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