Rationalisation

Humans have an incredible ability to rationalise wrongdoing. One of the Hutus in the Rwanda genocide justified killing his neighbours by saying I did not kill them. I just cut off their hands with a machete (making them bleed to death). A Christian could poison the dog of his gay neighbour and feel profoundly virtuous claiming God commanded me to do it.. Christians can push their religion on others in the courtrooms and schools and convince themselves they had done everyone a favour. Christians can block the physician assisted suicide of non-Christian dying in intractable pain convinced this meddling was justified because their sadistic god would not like it.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)