Quote: Originally Posted by petros
Which Religion is the Religion of Peace?
NONE of them.
and it is doubtful that "religion' is the only factor in these acts. That is a very shallow view of these atrocious and desperate acts. No matter how one spins it.........it is NOT" normal" behavior to want to so desperately die for whatever the cause is. Be it revenge, making a statement, be it despair and futility ...... and it is important for us to examine this phenomena on a much deeper level. Religion might serve as a face saving device for the families of these suicidal people......but that is just superficial. Many of these are very troubled people and would be considered that way should they reside in our society.
If we don't make attempts to understand this desperate phenomena , the cycle of violence, rage will continue. Diffusing this rage seems critical. as only then can any kind of dialogue take place.
IF a "solution" is to be found......it has to start with us . We cannot expect them to change their behavior or motivations unless they have a valid reason to do so. or just because we "demand " it.
Seems the clue is in the word: Suicide. They are prepared to DIE..........but are they prepared to LIVE as a convicted criminal??? A position that would make them lose face in their culture , society and with their families. that might be their achilles heel.
Just some thoughts...on the most challenging issue of the day.