Religion has always been a thorny issue. On innumerable occasions, I have given audience to an unending skit performed by religious cast, forming the theist sphere. The script is saddening and despite the fact that there is a call for religious tolerance, intolerance seems to be taking centre stage .One party will virtuously laud its beliefs and throw scorn at parties that hold divergent views. A. snippet of how intolerance is deeply anchored. With all the knowledge at our disposal, that has bred intellectual ferocity, we should all be armed to tackle intolerance, an inherently flawed and an incoherent concept. A stumbling block to peaceful
coexistence in ever growing cosmopolitan society . Antagonism between theistic beliefs, has since time immemorial fuelled religious wars. Quite ironical since
they mutilate the key role of religion which is love a major ingredient for peace and harmony .A stimulant of these wars has always been the extreme wings inherent in different religious outfits characterized by
traditional conservative ideologies.
The world’s two major religions, Christianity and Islam have been used to orchestrate a lot of atrocities in the world. Some folks will shy away from saying terrorism is associated with Islam and Christianity ,the truth of the matter is that terrorism is associated with the two and the chief architects of terrorism are radical Muslims and Christians. Terrorism activities are instigated against each of them owing to their conflicting beliefs.
To alleviate intolerance I personally believe theists should take a liberal approach to religion, a move that
will disintegrate extreme conservatives who twist religious texts for their own selfish needs.it will also break dogmas that are not healthy in a contemporary society.