Really great work.
I appreciate this piece very much. I think this attitude you’ve exemplified is sorely needed right now. We have to understand that religion is rooted in culture.
Religion is the language and history of a culture.
Just because we don’t understand the language doesn’t mean it is bad or sinister or worse — stupid. Just because it doesn’t “do anything for you” doesn’t make it less meaningful for others.
Thank you for writing this, Brooke Kiewitt. We need more of this in the world — right now.