Another thought from Abp LAZAR:

Ignorance is the mother of violence, fear is its father. Combined, they work together to undermine faith. Much of the world’s religion, including much of Christianity, has become based in fear and ignorance, and this is one of the greatest promoters of atheism. But atheism, too, is based in fear and ignorance. One who has a genuine faith in Christ no longer subscribes to fear and ignorance, and no longer hates, wishes to persecute or resorts to violence, either physical, emotional or verbal. As the apostle so clearly tells us, “we have not been placed in bondage to a spirit of fear,” and our beloved father John the Evangelist enjoins that “there is no fear in love; rather perfect love drives out fear,” and “whoever still has fear has not been made perfect in love.”

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