Saturday, July 01, 2006

It's a God thing, you wouldn't understand.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

who are you going to exploit next, the death of jon-benet?

6:36 AM  
Blogger Mark Cote said...

Coming soon: "The death of Jon-Benet Ramsey, or How God failed to save the life of a beauty pageant child"

4:51 AM  
Blogger Hiraeth said...

Sadly, old chap, I understand it all too well. And it's not a God thing. What about Stalin and Mao Tse-Tung? People have been chopping other people to bits over things they disagree over for years.

The truth is that unless we accept that others have a right to be (in our eyes) wrong, these scenes will be repeated, whether in the name of Allah, Jehovah or progress. When we come to believe that a good (in our eyes) end justifies any means, that sort of thing happens. Gwynfor Evans was right to say that the means used tend to affect the end. The brutality of the French revolution led to the terror and Napoleonic dictatorship, the killing of the Tsar and his children foreshadowed Stalin's terror. The inquistion led to a a policy of terror and repression, not a happy, error-free society.

'For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal'

5:28 AM  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

I agree that people can find all sorts of reasons to justify their barbarous, violent and cruel actions towards others.

And what shouldn't be forgotten is that religion can make people feel good about their barbarous, violent and cruel actions towards others.

4:25 PM  

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