If Christians are persecuted in many parts of the world, so are Muslims, Hindus, atheists, Buddhists and Jews. If Christians are persecutors in other (or sometimes the same) parts of the world: as are Muslims, Hindus, atheists, Buddhists and Jews. The fact that such a list of persecutors can include Buddhists, probably the faith least renowned for its zeal or intolerance, is a strong indication that by and large we are dealing with group rivalries, hatred of minorities, political struggles and only rarely a persecution based in the specifics of Christian theology.
If you are really listening, if you are awake to the poignant beauty of the world, your heart breaks regularly. In fact, your heart is made to break ; its purpose is to burst open again and again so that it can hold evermore wonders.
— Andrew Harvey (via in-the-middle-of-a-daydream)