It occurred to me the other day that what we sometimes refer to as religious extremism or fundamentalism is really more accurately described as…

Toxic spirituality.

Much like toxic masculinity, it’s the weaponizing of an idea, used to elevate one group and oppress another.  And it can happen in essentially any path, any religion, any tradition.

The moment we use any belief to assert our superiority to others, that belief becomes a poison to society at large.

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