Whatever happened to nonsectarian violence?
Friday, February 24, 2006
I remember when I was a little girl, a person or sometimes stooge would haul off and poke someone in the eye, stomp on someone's foot, or in extreme cases knife someone in an alleyway. These were random, senseless acts of violence. There was no spiritual motivation.
People have long been using religion as an excuse for violence. The ironic part of this is most of the actual religions promote peace. This suggests that perhaps it's not a problem with the religions, but a problem with the people that practice those religions. Or maybe the fundamental problem is that the people that practice these religions are just people.
If there's anything that West Side Story has taught us, it's that sometimes people just like to rumble. You don't need any funny cartoons, or holy books, or religious leaders. All you need is a Molotov cocktail, or maybe just a brick, and the desire to throw it.
So I believe it's time for us to put aside our differences and come together to beat the crap out of each other.
Alice Humbees, Opinions