In the 21st Century its seems that the reality of religion – believe what I tell you or else – has made a huge come back.
Vicious bigots such as the American Westboro Baptist Church who use the name of their deity to spread hated where ever they go, even to the extent of picketing and harrasing funerals; something even the warriors of ancient times would never have considered doing. If there is a ‘god’ he’d be horrified and these fools are heading straight for their very own hell.
Even in a religion without a god, crazed idiots in Myanmar are slaughtering muslims in the name of Buddha.
While hate mongers remain a minority in all religions, some are in dangerously powerful places. The latest ourburst, comes from the Malaysian government, already a well documented purveyor of hate against its LGBT citizens, in the form of the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim).