the real religion of peace

43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? 47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? 48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. The Holy Bible: King James Version. (Mt 5:43–48).

Rather than calling for the murder of people who say something you don’t agree with, why not respect the people in your community and love your neighbour?  Christ called us even to love our enemies, and more than that pray for them. This not only creates a calm and loving environment but mandates the Christian to ponder on the salvation of those who wrong them.

Save, O Lord, and have mercy on those who hate and offend me, and do me harm, and let them not perish through me, a sinner. (Morning Prayers)

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