“…This realisation brought about a deeper self-reflection on my own cultural background and Christian upbringing. It made me remember how the Christian tradition has the tendency to emphasise faith as its core aspect. That is to say, it stresses the need for right belief. And since many of our values, norms and ethics are derived from Christian culture, I saw that the Western world, in general, is very much focused on correct convictions.
That is exactly why we debate how compatible Islam is or isn’t with democracy, or why religious convictions in general are often discussed by asking how much they accept or reject certain scientific findings. But my journey so far has taught me this: religion isn't about being right, it's about being good…”
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