on the side of humanity

this (christmas) morning, i read this BBC article summary:

The Archbishop of Canterbury has appealed to the secular world to overcome its mistrust of religion.

and i thought to myself, "if the archbishop is really interested in overcoming mistrust of religion, he should call on the religious to stop doing things that generate that mistrust." then i read the rest of the article:

Dr Williams said part of the reason lay in the misuse of faith for oppression and violence, as an alibi for atrocity.

The Archbishop called on Christians to show their faith was "on the side of humanity".


The Archbishop said religious faith had too often become the "language of the powerful".

i'm happy to see someone of authority within the church publicly recognizing these problems, when a question like "is god a white racist?" is not clearly answered by the church.

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