All religions, at their core, are gratifying, peace-inducing engagements. They provide asylum from the turbulent phenomenon of mortal existence nurtured by the cosmos. As life begins, so does it end in cyclical and rhythmic harmony. In the midst of such catastrophic destitute, all beings compete for generational sovereignty to certify their seat in life’s mercurial hierarchy. And with that, the tool of religion was conceived, born and evolved by mankind.
Darwinism holds true today, just as it had in the 19th century. It invades both natural and artificial evolutionary channels, although the approximation can surrender to oxymoronic assertions. A woman may fancy two men of socially satirical opposition in consecutive days. And if the attraction were a direct response to the availability of financial wealth, it would suggest unnatural forces at play. But the cynic would argue that the response is a direct correlation to ones’ innate desire to seek safe harbor. Thus, it is not just in man, but in all living organisms, the omnipresent egocentric penchant for survival that leads all towards narcissistic stratagem.
Religion does not escape man’s grasp. Neither does it rule or guide. It is merely a tool that safeguards its creator and nurtures its followers until such time that one ewe becomes separated from the flock. At this cataclysmic occurrence, a new religion is formed and opposing congregations are drawn.
At inception, believers are unified and bound to their respective denominations. They unilaterally concede all faith to one Supreme Being. Followers pray meticulously to their God and honor their apostle. They are badgered into sharing their assets with the less fortunate. A fasting cycle is spawn and a journey to their nearest house of worship is encouraged. Eventually, a congregant strays and establishes his own system of beliefs to which he recruits others.
This religious chain of events is neither good nor evil. It further defines Darwinism. However, the natural aspect of this evolutionary progression incites a turbulent phenomenon. Followers for opposing sects contest the validity of the competing religion. This cultivates abhorrence and ultimately aggression that allows the human aspect to enter their religious faith. And it is here, where religion initiates and justifies hatred.