Hatred is the most accessible and comprehensive of all unifying agents.  Mass movements can rise and spread without belief in a god, but never without a belief in a devil.

Eric Hoffer, in The True Believer

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Think about the politics of today.  Who among us divides?  Flourishes by creating enemies for those who feel aggrieved?  Forms a permanent class of those who envy?  Are angry?  Seek favor over you?  Retribution?

Who among you sees America as the “oppressor?”  Experiences life as constant conflict?  Takes delight in division?

Who selects snippets of “fact” that support their views and when necessary simply makes up “facts.”  Who deconstructs our institutions to fit their need and vengeful narrative.

No God in those who live this way.  They only destroy.

One nation indivisible under God …

Time to pray.  Time to act.

Shalom.

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