Interesting that you compare a belief in God to the mindset attained by someone willing to fly a plane into a building of innocent people. Quite a window of enlightenment. I guess one could make a quick buck opening a store to sell dynamite to Christians?
What else am I supposed to say? I'd apologize for whatever part you think I'm responsible for, in this whole mess of a world we have made; but I'm not sure what I'm apologizing for. I wish you would enlighten me.
What? Atheism? I've decided it can't be that deep. I''m sure I'm definitely smarter than you give me credit for. I've devised a system to understand on the level that you do, but hopefully won't pull me into the abyss. It's a little scary, but so far the experiment is on course.
By convincing people that they will be rewarded by God for all eternity (Heaven) after they kill off the creations of God who don't think the same way as they do. And/or by convincing these same suicide bombers that if they don't kill off these people that think/believe differently than them, that they will be punished by God for all eternity (Hell).
Maybe, they use hypnotism to come to the mind of the bomber deeply. I am not sure. I cursed the 11 September Tragedy so much. I hate the bomber, and I detest all animals that got involved in designing the bombing. They are not human --- they are even worse than the drop of all animal. They planned to do it in order all people around the world hate Muslims. They are wrong, Muslims are not as bad as they think. They never realize, by slandering Muslims in that way ---- the curiosity of the ones which before did not Islam so well, get higher and higher. The one who use their logic on that matter, will be able to distinguish who is right --- who is wrong...!
As odd as it sounds,I think it is related to the fact that we are losing our individual cultures at a rate more quickly than we can process. Western values are clashing strongly with traditional values through advertising, television and the internet. I think it's creating too much internal conflict for people to process and it manifests in a type of depression that believes there is no answer but destruction of the cause of the conflict, no matter the cost. I've read that suicide rates go up strongly in indigenous peoples when their culture is 'assimilated' into the global consciousness.
Or, they are all simply crazy. My opinion goes both ways.
I think it's dangerous to assume all suicide bombers are unintelligent. The crews responsible for the 9/11 attacks had several advanced degrees among them. Some of the "lone wolf" attack since then have been attempted by dunces (that Richard Reid guy and the crotch bomber among them), but in general the coordinated attacks are by well-educated individuals who would probably score high on an IQ test.
I think the greater factor is desperation and indoctrination. People find their families in desperate situations, and they are indoctrinated into thinking the west is at fault and they can improve their families situation by participating in a suicide attack. Some of them will actually be a part of the attack, while others just recruit vulnerable youths and young adults to carry out the plots.
There is no easy way to stop these attacks. I'm not sure that people would actually want all the security necessary to stop 100% of the attacks. In a free society there are going to be some risks. As long as there are desperate people left in the world, they are going to do desperate things.
Several posters have mentioned indoctrination, and that's pretty close to the truth. Plenty of very intelligent people are perfectly willing to suspend their facility for critical thinking when it comes to religion. Suicide bombers are making the ultimate sacrifice for the most selfish of reasons. They have been told, repeatedly, and in the most persuasive of terms, that this action will guarantee their place in paradise. It's a form of hypnotism really.
Well, the key to making someone kill innocents is to make them think that it is for a "greater cause." Cutting them off from their family members/loved ones is another way to focus their minds from attachments and only on killing themselves. In some cases, the volunteers are motivated by monetary considerations - as in monetary compensation to their family members. In other cases, it could be that the individual has basically no motive in life, no goal worth living for. I have a few hubs on the subject of terrorism/terrorists - those interested, may want to check it out!!
To me the ultimate sin or ethic or whatever you want to call it, is killing someone or self.
For most American Christians I have asked, if they were on vacation in Iraqi, and then they were capture by terrorist and the terrorist were killing all Christian that day. Most Christian answer they would not lie about being Christian and they would have themselves put to death.
In my books that is simply suicide, regardless; the greatest pass time in the USA is lying.
What's the difference between, bombing by missiles, burning the village to save the village, Killing a million Iraqi on their soil in which mostly innocent people
It's all the same, it's mainly all a religious slaughter Fest in the name of GOD, greed and very one sided.
Our Government has reported 20% of all Canadian are mentally ill and there are more homeless people than public servants
I wonder what group is more truly mental ill ?, our leaders leaving citizen out in the coldest, wettest combination country in the world or the said to be 75% assumed mentally ill of the homeless people.
"Epidemiological estimates have shifted over time because of changes in the definitions and diagnosis of mental health and mental illness." ... "By 1978, the President’s Commission on Mental Health (1978) concluded conservatively that the annual prevalence of specific mental disorders in the United States was about 15 percent." ... "The current prevalence estimate is that about 20 percent of the U.S. population are affected by mental disorders during a given year." "Wave of mental illness sweeps America, huge boon for psychiatric drug industry".
Parr, is partly right, it is the greedy rich that tools religion for their own power and control.
Imagine if the USA invaded Canada and kill a million Canadian like they have with Iraqi. There is more suicide death in Canada per year than all of the USA troops who have been killed in Iraq in the entire was.
People here commit suicide mainly because they are unloved, imagine if they had a purpose to save love ones by their suicide.
I know this sounds sick, yet it could happen if you killed a million Canadians, remember blame Canada Movie. In fact I will write a hub on it, USA wants Canada’s waters, it more important than oil.
Reincarnation is part of their belief. Perhaps these suicide bombers are really just disappointed with their lives and suicide because their life will be better next time round. A father or male family member could be struggling to provide for his family and so an offer is made that the family will be taken care of if this thing is done. They train this guy for one flight, could be a common joe.