posted on Mar, 22 2012 @ 03:33 PM
Originally posted by GLaDOS
As many people have said, this is cultural, not religious.
It is DEEPLY engrained in the RELIGION as well as the culture.
The arrogant indignation fostering the killings is held up as
The Imams cheer such on and sometimes lead such deadliness.
Sooooooooo . . . WHEN is a RELIGIOUS leader
encouraging and even leading such deadliness
BTW, my PhD Dissertation was smack in the middle of the psychology and sociology of beliefs and practices. From that perspective, I insist, such
ARE EXCEEDINGLY RELIGIOUS.
"Mere" cultural examples are not near as intense nor as virulent.
It has to do with Freud's observations about
IN-GROUP VS OUT-GROUP values and mentalities.
It virtually REQUIRES A STRONGLY RELGIOUS COMPONENT
to excite folks to such horrors.
I have a hard time thinking of a strictly NON-religious activity that comes close.
And even that would have RELIGIOUS OVERTONES.