posted on Nov, 13 2004 @ 08:42 PM
Mancini told them that Jesus sacrificed himself for her, so she was going to sacrifice the boys to free her soul.
The horror of this situation is self-evident.
But is this so different from, say, a national leader who sends thousands of young people to die and kill others to “free” a country because God told
him to? It is not the same thing, of course, but is it not the same kind of thinking, only on a vast and more refined level?
The US was founded on the idea of freedom of religion. But we have let that right degenerate into the right to believe any old crazy damn thing. Our
faith based religions, too sacred to dare question, have set aside our most important spiritual concerns and declared them off-limits for rational
analysis. We have the tool of reason but we voluntarily suspend its use where it could have the most benefit. Our highest impulses become a dark
canvas onto which we project our darkest deeds.
It can happen to parents.
It can happen to Presidents.
When it happens to parents, we shout for their blood.
When it happens to Presidents we cheer them on.
Maybe it’s time that we just stopped embracing killing as a solution.