Saturday, February 03, 2007

Suicidal… And Proud of It!

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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.

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