Ryan Maher, a Jesuit priest, on why the divide between the west and the middle east isn’t just what we believe, but how we believe it:

(The) template for discussing religion and faith is fundamentally flawed. It presumes that different groups of faithful people approach their religions in the same way football fans approach their favorite teams. A person of Muslim faith and a person of Christian faith engaged in honest conversation about religion are not like two fans pulling for their respective teams. They are more like two men in love with the same woman, each trying to express, safeguard and be faithful to his relationship with his beloved.

Love brings with it complexities that football does not.