LOL! I want the religion gone. I never said murder everyone. I wish the religion didn't exist. If you're sad enough you need to twist that into "you want them all dead!" go ahead, I give no actual shits about your faux moral outrage, and hint: nobody else does either.
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I wasn't really disagreeing with your sentiment. I was just noting how unsettling that reality actually is. Our expectations/norms for human decency are being steadily eroded so that something like this really just doesn't shock us the way it would have decades ago, and so that we are actually capable of "looking on the bright side" by comparing a tragedy like this to recent, more devastating events. The fact that you don't even have to go a year or so back to come up with scores of examples of much more deadly attacks is rather telling.
That's probably part of it... but I feel it must be deeper than that. Like with regard to the nazis vs antifa... that's clearly the us vs them dynamic. But a lot of these other killings are just random as hell. Then there are the islamic extremists... that's another sort of us vs them I suppose. But what's most striking about the muslim extremist attacks is how many of them are carried out by western converts to the religion. People with decent lives and often a decent amount of education and opportunity. But then you get the plethora of examples of nutjobs who just go on these killing sprees for no apparent ideological reason at all. Just killing for the sake of killing. It just seems like it's become somewhat of a tradition for modern psychopaths and religious/political ideologues to revel in carnage and in the notoriety that is earned by carrying out this sort of terror.
Last edited by Afro Cheese on Nov 3rd, 2017 at 10:36 PM