Gaining by Defending and Attacking

Countdown Day 10:
If we defend ourselves against the Other, if we attack the Other, we gain credibility with “us.” We show that we are loyal, supportive believers, members of Us, and we are generously rewarded and affirmed. We gain a lot by attacking the Other – in religious circles as well as political ones. (Brian D. McLaren, Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road? p. 47)
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