Rabbi Levi Welton

“The most heinous and the most cruel crimes of which history has record have been committed under the cover of religion.” — Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

Whether its jihadi terrorists, crusading rapists or holy conquerors, it seems that our history is replete with great religions creating great suffering. As peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians wage in Washington, the media loves to tell us stories of the “Jewish” state committing heinous crimes against the Palestinians and the “Muslim” terrorists committing murderous atrocities against the Israelis. Apparently, this intends to accentuate the ethnic and religious nature of the territorial conflict. It seems that we are witnessing yet again one religious group of humans fearing, hating and killing another group of humans in the name of the Creator of all humankind. As George Carlin said “Thou shalt try real hard not to kill anyone, unless of course they pray to a different invisible man than you.”

This was my inspiration for creating this comic. To remind the world that it is not “Jews” vs “Muslims” but criminals vs criminals. In other words, I believe that it is not the inherent religion that spawns religious warfare but the corrupt leaders who twist their peoples doctrine to serve their own agenda. The true face of religion is the love, peace, and spirituality that is taught through the various individual prisms of her origin, culture, and rituals. The terrorists who decide to use religion as an excuse to bring hell upon this world do not deserve the title of “Muslim,” “Jew,” or “Christian.” [Read more…]