“Rationality is something we aspire to and we occasionally reach, but it's not something that anybody lives by day and night. We're all non-rational, we're all driven by symbols, we just have different symbols.
What looks like interfaith conflict, not only today but throughout history, is often really other conflicts, political conflicts. Wedge issues between power groups, ethnic conflicts go back thousands of years. The Crusades look like they were a religious conflict, but the Crusaders killed Christians just as much as they killed Muslims. Often politics masquerades as religion”