Thread: They Start Young
09-22-2010, 01:51 PM
I'm not making the comments on a moral judgement level, because obviously, the offense that takes out a bunch of innocent people is morally worse than a strictly suicidal act. Some suicidal acts are even heroic-sacificing one's own life or safety for that of another person. I was looking at it from more of a psychological profile kind of way, and the way people in that religion perceive the situation. The people committing terroristic acts, like suicide bombers or whatever, think that they are doing God's work. It's part of their MO.
My point was that if I had told a very christian teacher that I was willing to die for Jesus Christ, that teacher may consider that to be evidence of a kid with a strong faith, not a reason for a psychological evaluation. Children's innocent faith is what people like radical islamic terrorist recuriters prey upon when they recruit their "soldiers" at such a young age.
09-22-2010, 05:39 PM
"Do I have a right to die? Religious believers answer for themselves that they do not. For a believer to say: 'The time could come when I find myself in a situation that has no meaning, and I reserve the right to end my life in such a situation,' would be to say that there is some aspect of human life where God cannot break through. It would be to say that when I as an individual can no longer give meaning to my life, it has no value, and human dignity is best served by ending it."
You know, for an agnostic, I write a pretty good religious treatise, if I do say so myself. :D
09-22-2010, 11:15 PM
As for Wee Wee, what do you think of when you see video of children at Klan meetings wearing little sheets? Hell, here is the opening to True Blood. Look at the :27 second mark and tell me what you see and how it makes you feel. Then tell me the difference between that and the Palestinians indoctrinating their children:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxINMuOgAu8Deplorably Proud To Be An American
09-23-2010, 04:47 PMOne does not greet death when he knocks at your door.
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Nay you repeatedly punch him in the throat as he slowly drags you away.
09-27-2010, 01:54 PM
Being willing to die for one's God or to protect innocent people is not suicidal like a suicidal bombing, but those who commit the latter act think that they are doing the former. They think their death will be a part of bringing justice.
I'm not defending suicide bombers, here. But if we are going to fight those who commit these types of attacks, we have to understand where they are coming from and how they appeal to potential recruits. The WOT is not only about military strategies, it's also about preventing recruitment of potential terrorists.
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