Why is it that most religious discrimination in my world is done by those that claim to be religious? I've been thinking about this.
Look at the different pogroms in Europe against the Jews for thousands of years. People went after the Jews because their ancestors crucified me. That was their ancestors! It was part of my Father's plan! I had to die for their sins as part of my atonement.
Most of that persecution and prosecution was done by the Catholic Church and then the various other Protestant churches.
Then there was the Spanish Inquisition and the other Inquisitions. Lots of people died and the program was run by the Catholic Church.
This stuff even happened in the Americas, which claim to be a land of religious freedom and tolerance. The Mormons got run out of New York (mostly by the area churches), Ohio (by the other churc...