Quote du jour | Religion gone wrong
ISIS represents a brand of religion gone wrong in the most devastating way. I speak in the book about the three most serious ways in which religion can go wrong. Number one is what I call dualism, this division of humanity into the redeemed or the saved. The second thing is when a religion becomes confused with the will to power. Judaism and Christianity were the first civilizations to separate religion from power. A religion can go wrong when it mistakes the quest for God for the search for power, the will to power.
And the third, very dangerous indeed, is when religion attempts to bring the end of time in the middle of time. When religion becomes apocalyptic. All those three things come together in the Middle East right now, in ISIS.