Larry Gleason said:I don't understand terrorism...this violence stuff amazes me. How do these people wake up each day and set out to induce bodily harm on innocent people?
Rich Gibson said:Larry Gleason said:I don't understand terrorism...this violence stuff amazes me. How do these people wake up each day and set out to induce bodily harm on innocent people?
Larry, it's religious fanaticism. My other "hobby" is reading about history. I'm finishing a book about Johannes Kepler's life. He was a Lutheran in a Catholic part of Czechoslovakia during the beginning of the 30 years war. Each religion took their turns raping and pillaging people of the other "heresy." No punishment was too bad for people who corrupted the word of God. ALL sides are wrong when it comes to deciding what the real word of GOD is and "punishing" heretics. Go back as far as you want; people were killing their neighbors in the name of God or whatever diety you want to name since before recorded history.
Reminds me of a friend of mine, a very irreverent but honest and just individual, who was visited at his house by a couple of pious prosetlyzers. "Do you know the cause of evil in the world?" one of them asked. "Sure," he said...."religious zealots." This was in the 1970's but how correct he was.
Rich Gibson said:Well, I just got my priorities back in order. I lurked in a thread at DPR about the bombing. Apparently it's all Blair's fault.
Thank all of you folks here who show empathy and understanding....and civility to others no matter what your personal political views....well, ALMOST all of you.