It used to be common to hear a new convert described as someone who had "got religion." Occasionally one hears that phrase still. It makes religion sound like a disease. One gets religion like one gets a cold or a cancer. It happens to some people but not to others.
I was a furnace. My throat was raw. My bones ached. I could hardly move. And then one morning, I discovered a constellation of angry red blisters across my chest. No cold or flu I knew of included anything like this.
The best lesson to be drawn from religious exclusivity and fanaticism is what sages have taught for centuries: if my relationship with my religion or holy book comes in the way of my relationship with you, it is bound to come in the way of my relationship with God.
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