Another choice quote from The Myth of Religious Violence

More Myth of Religious Violence:

Transhistorical definitions of religion enforce the normativity of this new arrangement; as in Herbert’s work, the modern definition of religion helps to define the “normal mind.” The normal mind is one that is able to penetrate to the true inward essence of religion. Those who will not separate religion from politics—many Muslims, for example—are often seen as less advanced and less rational than their “normal” Western counterparts.

I’m not normal. (I’m also aware that I’m fallible.)

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