The Venice Diaries: Words with Gods (of Cinema) and the Political Outcry Behind Villa Touma

September 2, 2014 8:23 AM

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The Venice Diaries: Words with Gods (of Cinema) and the Political Outcry Behind Villa Touma

What does it mean to be religious in today's world? To me, spirituality is a very personal thing, a one-way conversation with my God, in private. God doesn't answer to a specific name, doesn't preach a specific doctrine, He or She (depending on the day) simply allows for my failures to be a learning experience and helps celebrate my successes.

Yet here we are in a world where religion has become a means to suppress, oppress, kidnap, drive out and kill. It is the rise of the apartheid of belief, where the fundamentalists from various sects have hijacked religion to perform the most heinous acts in the name of their personal god. Acts none ...

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