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Religious Assassins

What sort of things might an assassin consider?

An assassin has no qualms if either he thinks his target is worthless or, oddly, if it is very significant.

Consider a Muslim suicide bomber. His targets are random anonymous civilians, including children. He will almost certainly be killed, blown to pieces. Religion has convinced the assassin that it is overwhelmingly important these people be killed, that the creator of the universe all but commands it and will reward overwhelmingly.

Consider a Christian drone pilot. He is given co-ordinates of a house containing Muslims. He directs a drone attack on the house, killing all its occupants including children. His religion convinces him his targets are mere cockroaches. His own safety is assured. He takes no risk so requires no convincing the kill is necessary.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Danger of Fracking

Just how big a threat is fracking to the water supply? The question has an objective answer, but you will never discover it just by polling people for their ideology-based opinions.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)

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