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.
Imagine, you're a Harvard Sophomore. Each day, you open your door to see one of two things. 1. An envelope with your name, a wax seal, and an invitation to an exclusive final club event or 2. Nothing at all.
With apparently religiously motivated murders spilling innocent blood across our news screens this past week come serious concerns about the role of religion in our world. And when fear rules the day, increased violence is never far behind.