Religion and Violence
Friday, the religion scholar Karen Armstrong is with us to take on the idea that religion is to blame for wars and violence in the world. Armstrong says religion has played its part, but understanding violence is so much more complicated. She says blaming God or superstition is a misreading of history and a vast oversimplification of how civilizations evolved and how human nature works. (Rebroadcast)
Karen Armstrong has written numerous books on religion, including The Case for God [Indiebound|Amazon] and Holy War [Indiebound|Amazon]. Her latest is called Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence [Indiebound|Amazon].