Monday, June 13, 2016

Holy Murderers

The young man who perpetrated the mass murder in an Orlando nightclub is a typical symbol of the contemporary religious zealot.  He is not much different from some of the godmen and their cults in India. The cult that let loose its sanctimonious insanity on the Mathura police recently are also imagining itself as the Messiah of India.

Religious people who perceive themselves as holier than the others are the greatest threat to contemporary civilisation.  All sorts of terrorism - overt as well as covert - emerge from that infantile self-image.  The phenomenon is nothing new.  It has marked most religions right from the beginning of human history.

Can we not save ourselves from these holy murderers?  Can they be successful without our cooperation? 

16 comments:

  1. Absolutely. Except that that man was a lunatic. He wasn't really religious and hardly ever prayed. He was a homophobe and a nut.

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    1. Most people who kill or die for religions are nutties. Even those who are unduly attached to gods are! Or else, they are driven by greed for money or power.

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  2. I think these Holy Murderers feed on the fears of common man and it is hard to get rid of them.

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    1. Unless people are willing to accept the absurdity that upholds most religions!

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  3. The gun that boomed in Florida is the symbol of religious terrorism. There is no way of doing with the gun culture that has been confronting the US for long

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    1. I'd embrace the irreligion of America and drown the religion of the terrorist and the fundamentalist any time given a choice.

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  4. The society thinks that US is the best country. But when I hear such incidents I feel that India is much better than US. In the last few years, Gun shot deaths are more than old age deaths in US & still the law has not been taken off. They have witnessed a lot of incidents due to mishandling of guns by general public, but US Govt. never learns.

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    1. That's just one way of looking at the problem. What's to be done with religious people who are murderers?

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  5. This was a sad day for humanity. Such hatred, such evil thinking in the hearts.

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    1. The world is facing greater threats of the same origin because of religion.

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  6. and the worst ever...politicising the whole issue back in India. I just heard people blaming Modi for this (headbang) shame on our politicians seriously.
    These religious murderers are the biggest terror the entire world is fighting against.

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    1. Politicians are in cahoots with godmen and other frauds especially in India. Each feeds from the other's hands. Mr Modi is not directly involved in the process since his ambition has gone global. But his hatred-politics harmed the country significantly.

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  7. There is this kind of extremism in every religion. Thankfully that age when everything tied to religion was considered 'noble' is beginning to wane. We're waking up and still have a long way to go.

    And US is so out of control when it comes to gun regulations. The whole world knows that. After the San Bernardino attack and now the Orlando one, it is pretty obvious that these flawed gun laws have brought about a new and easy way for terrorist organisations to get their way using people already in the US.

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    1. America's gun culture is an integral part of its 'genetic' aggressiveness. All the evangelism and televangelism could never save that country from its own inborn savagery. But it considered itself as the Messiah of the world! Islam today looks forward to taking over that messianic mantle.

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  8. it is not the religion it is good man , need efforts to decrease their strength by learned ones.
    no religion in the world teaches such hatred act .

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    1. If no one practises what the religions teach, what use are they? If they are only misused, they can as well be dumped in the garbage 😁

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