“A sense of compassion and the oneness of the entire humanity are values that you can reach without religion as such, and I think these are the basis of values that will bring about a happier humanity” says the Dalai Lama.
Democracy should be the champion of diversity. The word conjures in our minds the image of a Greek city state, where each citizen has his own, considered and educated opinion. They talk, they listen, and then they vote. A decision prevails, and we progress.
The asylum issue has been marred by groups of people who simply have a narrow perspective on the nature of the world. We humans must accept our embarrassing truth, that most countries are shit-holes for most people.
Is it not doublethink to blindly respect all faiths and religions, when we know that the great majority of them (including, probably, our own) must be completely wrong?