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one less serious; one more serious:

Religiously motivated hatred, animosity and intolerance

Religiously motivated violence, murder, terrorism, mass murder & genocide

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Quotation (repeated elsewhere because we are so fond of it):

bullet A man told his grandson: "A terrible fight is going on inside me -- a fight between two wolves. One is evil, and represents hate, anger, arrogance, intolerance, and superiority . The other is good, and represents joy, peace, love, tolerance, understanding, humility, kindness, empathy, generosity, and compassion. This same fight is going on inside you, inside every other person too."
 
The grandson then asked: "Which wolf will win?" The old man replied simply:  "The one you feed."  Anon.

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Religiously motivated conflicts, oppression, etc.

bullet Root causes & examples of religiously-motivated violence, conflict, oppression, etc.
 
bullet Basic information: Intolerance in the Bible; past events; current status
 
bullet A new word for religious oppression & discrimination: "religism"

bullet "Religism" as defined on the Internet

bullet A donated essay titled: "Can Theists and Atheists coexist?"
 
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Overview of religiously motivated conflict of all types:

bullet Around the world: U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, The rest of the world. < a big section
 
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Specific North American religiously motivated conflicts:

bullet Various examples: U.S. Government bigotry in the Air Force Academy, Veterans' Admin., and Chaplain corps. Religious boycotts, harassment, hate crimes, hate speech, oppression, banning student clubs in schools, Christmas time conflicts, radical Muslim group(s) in U.S. Prisons. etc.
 
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Hate-based American religious organizations:

bullet The Creativity Movement (formerly the World Church of the Creator: a racist and homophobic group
 
bullet Christian Reconstructionism: a pro-slavery, homophobic movement
 
bullet Christian Identity: a racist and homophobic group
 
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End of the world & Y2K fears:

bullet The millennium transition

bullet End-of-the-World Predictions made from 30 CE to the present time

bullet About 2012-DEC-21, inspired by the Mayan calendar


bullet Y2K computer problems, potential for violence, etc.
 
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Attempted solutions to religious persecution:

bullet The US "Freedom from Religious Persecution Law "

bullet "International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church" Held annually in mid-NOV

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Other related menus on this web site: 

bullet Religiously "hot topics" from abortion access to equal rights for homosexuals
 
bullet Laws restricting and protecting religion from school prayer to the wearing of religious jewelry

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Reports on oppression and hatred involving, in part, religion:

bullet U.S. State Department's annual human rights reports: The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor of the U.S. Department of State publishes Country human rights and religious freedom reports annually. Sadly, although the reports catalog human rights abuses and victories in over 175 countries, it neglects conditions within the U.S. itself. See: http://www.state.gov/
 
bullet Hatewatch.org "monitors the evolving problem of online bigotry. Visit their news feed or their web site.

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Originally posted: about 1997
Latest update: 2014-FEB-18
Author: B.A. Robinson
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