Faith/Path as a matter of identity

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/09/opinion/bill-maher-isnt-the-only-one-who-misunderstands-religion.html?smid=fb-share

I think this ties well to my previous post and my feelings there.  Heathenry IS part of my identity.  It is one reason that I make an effort to talk to Muslims more.  I understand what it is to be hated and misjudged.

Previous post:

https://facingthefireswithin.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/the-sadness-we-sometimes-face-when-racists-are-how-we-are-judged/

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3 responses to “Faith/Path as a matter of identity”

  1. aeddubh says :

    Great article; thanks for posting it.

  2. EmberVoices says :

    Ahh, Reza Aslan, yeah, he does good work. This is an excellent post from him, thank you for bringing it to our attention! -E-

  3. Úlfdís Járnviðar says :

    Reblogged this on Úlfdís Járnviðar and commented:
    “No religion exists in a vacuum. On the contrary, every faith is rooted in the soil in which it is planted. It is a fallacy to believe that people of faith derive their values primarily from their Scriptures. The opposite is true. People of faith insert their values into their Scriptures, reading them through the lens of their own cultural, ethnic, nationalistic and even political perspectives.”

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