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Purging Texts of Terror

Time: April 6, 2014 from 11am to 12:30pm
Location: First Unitarian Church - Sanctuary
Street: 2125 Chestnut Street
City/Town: Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Phone: 215-563-3980
Event Type: worship
Organized By: Former Settled Minister
Latest Activity: Apr 4, 2014

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Religious leaders can be perceived as a pack of bloodthirsty wolves ravaging the carcasses of secularists. Preachers bolster this impression when they use text of terror to make theological threats. When preachers use the pulpit as a weapon, they can bully people out of the pews and into theological despair. It is imperative for religious communities to purge religious-based bigotry. The Charter for Compassion proposes an antidote: “to return to the ancient principle that any interpretation of scripture that breeds violence, hatred or disdain is illegitimate.”

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