Murder, torture, decapitations, rape, butchery - sadly, these things are not new in our world. And among moral people in almost every culture, such activities are considered especially depraved when carried out against children. Yet ISIS and other extremist religious groups are carrying out these horrors with an ever-growing frenzy - just today a friend sent me a link to an article describing how ISIS has started beheading babies and toddlers. What delusions are these butchers telling themselves? How can they expect respect for their beliefs in this life or eternal REWARD after death?
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Perfect, peeples. I didn't realize how Orwellian America had become until I lived overseas for 4 (now 7) years. War, when America does it, is a "peacekeeping" action. Conspiracy = crazy; the conspirators love this one.
Interesting peeples. So are you saying delusional jihadists get a pass now because of what delusional American Christians have done in the past? And do these "delusional" Am. Xians get a pass because of events that transpired in a more distant past?
No beth, NONE should get a pass!! Americans blow up children EVERY year. It isn't distant. No passes should be given. It's horrible, but what can we do that won't result in more deaths?
I'm no expert, peeples, but I feel when the rest of the world stops making excuses for the "rights" of anyone to commit atrocities in the name of their god(s), this will be a good start.
You are right beth, but sadly we live in a world where everyone needs to prove their God is the right one and they use that god to justify their want to control everyone else instead of working towards peace and cohabitation.
As a non-Christian, I think the delusion is people thinking 'Americans' believe God wants or permits them to rape and sell little baby girls after slaughtering their families,throw gays off buildings etc. They don't - islamic terrorists do.
Hi mkjohnston81, I have read the Quran, and although I find much to dislike in the passages, I certainly do not recall a call for killing innocent little babies. Thanks for your thoughts.
Perhaps they're following a different master -- CIA, perhaps? As evil as America has become (not its citizens, but its government), I wouldn't be surprised.
If we love others as ourselves, then we heal the world. Awareness helps
I'm sorry, but virtually every linguistics expert who studies Islam and the Arabic language disagrees with you. "Islam" does not come from same root as "Al-Salaam". It comes from the same root as "Al-Silm" which means "submission", not "peace".
TwerkZerker, yes, you are correct. Muslims generally consider both words to be at the root of the word "Islam." We believe that Islam means "Peace" and "Submission" to God.
A reading and checking of thereligionofpeace .com site shows that the quran does in fact support the terrorists' actions. Worth a look.
Unfortunately, there is some truth in what you say. So much violence to be found in the Bible; though I feel most modern Christians condemn violence. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
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