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Thursday, January 08, 2015

Radical Islam and Religious Infancy

The murders of the shootings in Paris yesterday and the atrocities committed daily by ISIS (or whatever they’re called now) and Al-Qaeda are showing that in a large part of the modern world, Islam is still in its infancy. This was the case for Christianity hundreds of years ago with such things as the Spanish Inquisition; but Christianity has matured and at least a significant portion of Islam has not. In fact, with the beheadings, slavery, torture and murder, it is every bit as backward as it was when it was first invented.

So now we live in a world where a certain group of people who have a warped and unrefined mode of thinking, have grabbed a religious notion and attached their own brand of 2000 year old values to it—which includes massive inhumanities inflicted on all who do not prescribe to this outdated religious doctrine. Combine this with the fact that even supposedly modern and mature westerners seem to revel in primitive contests of fighting and brutality. Perhaps humanity as a whole could use some maturity.

When I was a young child, I remember getting into a fight with another boy. He had called my mom something bad. Of course, my mom was concerned that I had gotten into a fight and so I told her that I hit the kid because he had called her something bad! She responded by saying, “why would I care what that kid called me?” Indeed, this was a mature outlook but even at that young age, I could see the logic in the argument. The people who embrace radical Islam are extremely dangerous; because they are behaving without the restraint of adults, while using lethal actions. The sooner the people of the world unite and destroy this infection, the better. When one cannot tolerate a political cartoon and kills multiple people over it, that is not a realistic or mature reaction—and it should not be tolerated.

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