Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Enemy is Fear

I'm re-watching all the episodes of the marvelous TV show Babylon 5. Near the end of the third season, in the episode "The Rock Cried Out No Hiding Place" a visiting preacher to the station is giving a sermon that includes these words that have so much relevance to our time today:

"Rev. Dexter: Every day, here and at home, we are warned about the enemy. But who is the enemy? Is it the alien? Well, we are all alien to one another. Is it the one who believes differently than we do? No, oh no, my friends. The enemy is fear. The enemy is ignorance. The enemy is the one who tells you that you must hate that which is different. Because, in the end, that hate will turn on you. And that same hate will destroy you."

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