Thursday, July 07, 2005

The Needs of the Many

I guess it's time to once again sharpen my pixels and make comments on world events. How can I not after what has happened today in England?

Apparently the terrorists are getting desperate. They are starting to realize that they are not affecting our will in their countries, so they are moving outward to try and sway public opinion by blowing up soft targets in other countries.

These terrorists underestimate the strength, and resolve, of free people around the world. The more they attack us, the more we will hunt them down like the rabid animals they are. This will not help their cause, this will hurt it even further.

People who are so religiously bent that they will blow themselves up and slaughter innocent people in the process, just to promote their beliefs, are not operating on all thrusters to begin with.

This is not the actions of brave fighters who are defending themselves. It's the act of cowards who apparently have no life, and way too much time on their hands, trying to think up more ways to kill people.

If they truly wanted to advance their religion they should shut-up, go home, go to their mosque, and show the world how a religion can worship and advance in peace.

The Christian religion has passages in their book that also say things like,

Deuteronomy 13:6-10
6 "If your brother, the son of your mother, your son or your daughter, the wife of your bosom, or your friend who is as your own soul, secretly entices you, saying, "Let us go and serve other gods,' which you have not known, neither you nor your fathers, 7 of the gods of the people which are all around you, near to you or far off from you, from one end of the earth to the other end of the earth, 8 you shall not consent to him or listen to him, nor shall your eye pity him, nor shall you spare him or conceal him; 9 but you shall surely kill him; your hand shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people. 10 And you shall stone him with stones until he dies, because he sought to entice you away from the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.

The difference is that the Christian religion has outgrown these archaic passages (at least most of them have thank goodness) and they don't go around slaughtering family members who do not believe in God. Again I say, thank goodness for that!

Terrorists are not doing their religion any favors by giving it such a huge black eye. Instead, they are effectively turning the rest of the world against their religion, which is the exact opposite affect of what they are trying to achieve.

These bombers, who think that self-sacrifice in this manner will gain them favor in their religious place in the afterlife, are nothing more then misguided murderers. They don't appear to possess anything more then a rudimentary knowledge of the larger picture of the human race and our place on this planet.

Religious fanatics, from whatever religion, somehow cease to function in society as a whole, and view the world from a closed perspective that is not healthy. These type of people will never amount to anything except to flail against the wall of normalcy as they try to decipher why it is that nobody truly understands their cause.

This is not the end of terrorism, nor will it ever truly end as long as humans inhabit this Earth. Occasionally the human race spawns those among us who live in a world that most of us don't see. Or we do see it, but recognize the differences between our illusions and fantasies and what is reality.

Committing crimes of all types is not the work of what we would consider normal, civilized, citizens. At least not what the majority of us would classify as normal. Let's face it, we're all a little confused at times. It's when this confusion escalates to the level where it hurts others that we need to draw the line and do something.

Murderer's and other criminals will never go away on this planet, but people that organize for the sole purpose of killing others need to be stopped. We must be resolved to dig in and ferret out these people wherever they congregate, and there will most likely be some collateral damage in the process.

“The needs of the many, outweigh the needs of the few.” -- Spock

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