[simpits-chat] Dr. Fun III

Brian Sikkema simpits-chat@simpits.org
Wed, 12 Mar 2003 20:08:14 +0000

Or money, or power, or fame... etc etc etc. People talk about all the wars 
religion has caused, but last I checked neither of the World Wars had 
anything to do with religion... ok, WWII wasn't ENTIRELY secular, but 
considering we didnt really know about the death camps until far into the 
war, I think we can safely say it was more about stopping Hitler's roll 
across Europe, and his reasons for doing THAT were personal/political.

I'd say its high time to stop blaming the "reasons" for crime, war, etc etc 
etc and start putting it back on the people who actually cause it. People 
talk about, for example, a right-wing Christian extremist who blows up an 
abortion clinic. I'd say his being a right-wing Christian extremist has a 
lot less to do with it than his being a complete and utter evil jackass. To 
put it lightly, of course. People find all sorts of justifications and 
cop-outs, but it in the end we're all responsible for our own actions. 
Religion has never been the cause of anything - its peoples own misguided 
twistings of what they think their religion says, twisted to suit their own 

Just my $.02, I'll shut up now.

----Original Message Follows----
From: "Joseph Fagner" <crease-guard@attbi.com>
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Subject: RE: [simpits-chat] Dr. Fun III
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 13:20:09 -0600

Once had a History professor in college tell us "There is no crime so
heinous that hasn't been committed in the name of God".  If you think long
and hard about it, he's right.


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