The Most Dangerous of Devotions
The most dangerous of devotions, in my opinion, is the one endemic to Christianity: I was not born to be of this world. With a second life waiting, suffering can be endured – especially in other people. The natural environment can be used up. Enemies of the faith can be savaged and suicidal martyrdom praised.
— E. O. Wilson, 1998
From the book Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge