The logical result of Christian teaching…

The real question, therefore, is not whether the church is responsible for these awful deeds but whether this catalogue of horrors represents an aberration born of human weakness or a logical result of Christian teachings. Were the stake, the gibbet, the rack, and the ghetto—symbols of our inhumanity in the name of God—the results of institutional failure, a corruption of the Christian gospel of love, or were they the necessary consequence of Christian doctrine, prominently including the Christian claim to be the only true faith?

Guenter Lewy, from Why America Needs Religion, p. 2

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