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Worldwide religious intolerance


Examples of religious intolerance, in the
U.S., Canada, and the rest of the world

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Quotation by Charles de Secondat: "Religious wars are not caused by the fact that there is more than one religion,
but by the spirit of intolerance... the spread of which can only be regarded as the total eclipse of human reason."

He is now primarily referred to as Montesquieu (1689-1755). His full name
was Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu.

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A trailer for "Not in God's Name:"

The movie discusses religious terrorism and intolerance in India. Within its population of more than one billion, eight main religions coexist. In alphabetic order, they are: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Sikhism, and Zoroastrianism. India is, in many ways, a microcosm of the entire world. What is dysfunctional there is also seen worldwide. What works there might well work in the rest of the world:


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Topics covered in this section:

bullet Quotes concerning religious intolerance:
bullet Quotes by authors A to E
bullet Quotes E to J  
bullet Quotes K to R  
bullet Quotes S to U  
bullet Introduction: What is religious tolerance? Escalation of religious intolerance. Definition of "religious intolerance." Forms of religious intolerance. A related form of intolerance. What do religions teach? What does the Bible teach?
bullet Religious intolerance within Christianity and in the media:
bullet Religious intolerance in North America

bullet Religious intolerance in Canada
bullet Religious intolerance outside of North America
An essay donated by Dave Wilson: Religious intolerance as a symptom, rather than a cause of conflicts, mass murder, genocide, etc.
bullet Religious intolerance in the Bible
bullet Religious tolerance in the Bible
bullet Religious intolerance videos on YouTube

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Related topics on this web site:

bullet Religious tolerance
bullet Religious hatred and other "not so spiritual" topics
bullet Current civil disturbances and wars with a religious component


  1. Paula Fouce, "Not in God's Name," You Tube, 2007-OCT-02, at:
  2. The web site for "Not in God's Name," is at:
  3. The Liberal Constitutionalist maintains a web page that contains many links to sites showing religious hatred and misinformation. See:
  4. HateWatch documents online bigotry against Christians and against racial, religious and sexual minorities at: provides the following list of books on religious intolerance that you can safely order online.

A test of religious intolerance:

bullet A "Religious Intolerance Test" has been prepared by Thomas J. Runquist who also edited the Racial Attitude Test and Cultural Diversity Test. Read reviews or order this book safely from online book store

Additional books about violence and religion:

bullet William T Cavanaugh,, "The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict," Oxford, (2009). Read reviews and/or order this book

bullet G. Scott Davis, Ed., "Religion and Justice in the War over Bosnia," Routledge, (1996). Read reviews and/or order this book

bullet Mark Juergensmeyer, Margo Kitts, and Michael Jerryson, "Violence and the World's Religious Traditions: An Introduction," Oxford, (2016). Read reviews and/or order this book

bullet Mark Juergensmeyer, "Terror in the mind of God: The global rise in religious violence," University of California Press, (2000). Read reviews and/or order this book

bullet P. Marshall & L. Gilbert, "Their Blood Cries Out," Word Publishing, Dallas TX, (1997) This describes persecution of Christians worldwide. Read reviews and/or order this

Copyright © 1997 to 2017 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Last update and review: 2017-MAR-20
Author: B.A. Robinson

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