The Western worlds three great religions, Christianity, Islam and Judaism, all claiming to worship the same god, the god of Abraham, and all trying to kill each other in his name for centuries. All claim to be based in love and tolerance, yet they all, or some of their adherents, twist their own teachings to support violence when they feel threatened. Once humans choose a side, or have one chosen for them, we become tribal and the “other” must be evil else our side would have to be wrong. All organizations of man, religious, political or otherwise, seek to perpetuate themselves by claiming themselves superior and all others inferior. If our side is not better than we must be on the wrong side, but that is not possible because I’m a Republican, because my parents told me I am, and I can never vote for a Democrat, even if it means I have to vote for Trump, even if he was a Democrat for most of his life and is now directly contradicting the conservative values my parents taught me. God, I’m glad I hold no religious or political allegiances.