Contrary to popular belief, some of the worst crimes against humanity in the 20th century were committed by secular movements – while some of the fiercest opponents of these movements were religiously motivated.
Key point 2
We can also see the idea of a kind of mythical past that will somehow be regenerated in a utopian future through cataclysmic violence in secular movements – like Nazism.
Key point 3
One thing that many people find puzzling today is that violence committed by politically powerful religious majorities is treated very differently from violence committed by marginalised religious minorities.