Suicidal… And Proud of It!
Categories : Random Stuff
Editor : Joy
published: vendredi 2 février 2007 18:05:45
One of the most popular indictments against religion made by evangelical atheists is the propensity to violence against out-groups, and the most glaring example of this - oft-cited by PZ Myers, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, et al. - is the strange practice of suicide bombing.
Of course, someone familiar with the many large and small wars of the last war-filled century would know that nationalism (or one of its non-religious ideological equivalents) is as often responsible for engaging the practice during wars or insurgencies, as so well highlighted by the Japanese kamikazes of WW-II. But history doesn't seem to enter into EA arguments on this score, probably because it contradicts their ideologically-motivated assertions.