Once again, folks: It's about RELIGION .

Once again, a Muslim targets the military and slaughters Americans.  Once again, motives are sought.  He was such a nice guy.  He came back from the Middle East, and he was somehow different. I am still waiting for someone (why not a secular organization?) to have the courage to say that yes, he was different: his mind was taken over by a vile, heinous, psychotic RELIGIOUS fantasy.  

On CNN, law officers in impressive uniforms vow to find out why he did it.  The closest that the media will go is to allow a debate over whether this is a terrorist act.   Hey, if Obama and his propagandists saw the Fort Hood shooting as "workplace violence," they're really going to be clueless (and gutless) on this one. 

Once again, the fanatics have made a move (remember, to them, this is a death-game of chess that will not end until they rule the world, LOL): they have altered the rules of engagement.  Instead of blowing up buildings and killing thousands, they want to sow fear and insecurity by launching individual suicide attacks on the soldiers of the infidel army.  Americans have always assumed their homeland -- and certainly their military facilities -- to be safe from foreign enemies.  The fanatics now aim to shatter that complacency.  And a bonus: they get extra time in Paradise if they act during Ramadan, which just ended.

The reason why politicians and other so-called leaders won't call the enemy by its right name is that they will thereby imply that all religions, even their own, are full of destructive fantasies, and it's up to people whether they act on them.  

Muslims are best at acting out their violent fantasies because their programming is the best.  Even good minds can fall prey.  Here, from Ian Meaden, a commentator on my last post on this subject, is how it happens:

The majority of Muslims are not condemning IS for the simple fact that they hope IS will convert the whole world to Islam and kill all non believers in the process as has been the ambition of Islam since day one.

There is a big difference between education and intelligence. If the intelligent have been indoctrinated before they have been educated then free thought and common sense have most likely been condemned to death from an early age. Even some very educated people can be totally stupid if they have had only education from established sources but no real world experience. Take most of our politicians if you need a good example.

I'm just sorry that these jihadi dumbos will never know that they have been duped and are going nowhere when they blow themselves up. Never mind virgins, more verging on the ridiculous!

 

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Comment by Gerald Payne on July 26, 2015 at 9:25am

Part of the problem of the unwillingness of people to question their beliefs could be the connection of their belief with their cultural identity, resulting in them considering it as part of who they are, and consequentially unquestionable.

Comment by Alan Perlman on July 25, 2015 at 9:03pm

Religion is imposed on you by people: "Society attacks early, when the child is helpless" (B.F.Skinner).  It is not an inherent quality you're born with.  This is one of the major cognitive disconnects between believers and non-..  It kills me to see what my 9-year-old-stepson is subjected to by his religious (vanilla Christian) stepmom and his go-along Dad.  He has to pretend or he gets in trouble.  

Comment by Michael Penn on July 25, 2015 at 4:41pm

Alan, it's pretty plain to us that if she was born to a Hindu family in India she would be a Hindu. I find it laughable that any Christian I've ever talked to doesn't understand this.

Comment by Alan Perlman on July 25, 2015 at 1:38pm

As soon as someone uses the phrase "the wrong religion," I'm outta that conversation.

One of my close friends is an atheist prof in CA.  One of his students told him that even if she were born to a Hindu family in India, she would still be a Christian.  Again, discussion over.

Comment by Michael Penn on July 25, 2015 at 12:56pm

They have all been duped. The problem comes about when people like my longtime Christian friend says that Muslims have the wrong religion. Surprise! All religion is the wrong religion!

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 22, 2015 at 6:12pm

Control requires dominionism, whether Jew, Christian or Muslim. If a group believes it is on a mission of a super-human power, they think in terms of gaining control. The Old Testament the New one, and the Koran offer rationale for control over others, using any means necessary to achieve their ends.

In order to have control over others requires violence, whether in a family or in a culture. The means to the ends of control requires "the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation."
the World Health Organization

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Comment by Alan Perlman on July 22, 2015 at 4:45pm

Gerald...Well said.  Fundamentalist religion always tries get its tentacles into politics, because if we're in sole possession of the truth, all others must convert or die. That is accomplished by political parties, tribes, militias, and governments armed to the teeth -- political violence in the name of supposedly peaceful religions.  

Comment by Gerald Payne on July 22, 2015 at 9:17am

The real problem stems from the underlying belief in supernatural realms and concomitant religious practice. To associate Islamic terrorism with Islamic teachings would leave Christianity and Judaism open to the same evidential reality. Consequentially they define murderous actions, committed in the name of Islam, as being against the ''peaceful message of the glorious religion of Islam'', irrespective of the proof supplied by everyday experience. 

The enemy, being reality, is considered enough of a threat to all that your ''enemy is my enemy'' is a battle cry theists have no problem committing to.

The fact that these delusions have so much political sympathy is a major obstacle in tackling religious terrorism. I'd go as far as to venture that many of these religiously devout political stalwarts have a subconscious affinity with crusading religious ideology.  

Comment by Alan Perlman on July 21, 2015 at 8:06pm

Loren/jay H...that's right -- Westerners don't LISTEN to these sick fucks.  Really listen.  Second, if they did, they would have to take the next step and admit that all the jihad/apocalypse BS is found in the bowels of their religions too.  They're trying so hard not to make it a religious war, but the Muslims have already decided that it is.  It's pathetic -- trying not to give offense when the enemy has declared a fatwa on you.  

Comment by Loren Miller on July 21, 2015 at 8:41am

They talk about imposing shariah and establishing a new caliphate ... but somehow, they're not islamic???

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