With all the fear and hatred being spewed at Muslims right now, I keep in mind, fundamentalists – don’t represent me in my faith, so I see these murderers, don’t represent most Muslims either.
I do not in any way identify with church people, who claim to be Christians, who simply use the Bible to hurt, harm and abuse others. Such as all those who physically abuse their children with physical discipline, and all those who abuse LGBTQ by telling them they are sinners and will go to hell.
I see very clearly – religion is used for abuse and harm, by far too many.
I know – every single time a child is abused, under the excuse of physical discipline, this becomes nothing to do with religion, because abuse is not of God.
I know every single time a church person states being gay is sin/an abomination, and quote Bible verses out of context, this becomes nothing to do with religion, because abuse is not of God.
There are many examples I could give about how the Bible is abused for abuse.
These terrorist acts of murder, are not about religion either. They are about hatred, intolerance, power and evil.
And I see clearly, most Muslims are not represented by these murderers.
Any more than abusive Church people, represent me. They don’t. I am nothing like many church people. I do not choose to twist the Bible to abuse people.
Most Muslims, do not want terrorism. But many in the media, many who are ignorant, many who are easily led, certain politicians… will choose to generalise all Muslims as the same as the terrorists.
And that is very offensive to many Muslims.
In exactly the same way it is very offensive to me, when people compare me to abusive church people, who consider themselves fundamentalists.