Friday, May 26, 2017

The Friendly Atheist feels the Manchester bombing may have been justified

I'm not making this up.  This is the Friendly Atheist's headline:  "A Terrorist's Belief in Islamic Paradise May Have Justified the Manchester Bombing."  See it for yourself.

No, Friendly Atheist, nothing justifies an act of terrorism.  No way it may have been justified.  It simply wasn't--not in any way, shape, or form.  Period.  End of discussion.

I think, by the way, what he meant was that the terrorist used a reward of paradise as his justification for carrying out the bombing.  That's a good deal closer to English--closer, at least, than the FA is capable of traveling.

Oh, and the awful writing doesn't stop here: "This is why atheists pay so much attention to a God we don't believe in.  These sorts of tragedies occur due to unchecked, unquestioned acceptance of irrational dogma."  No, this is why atheists pay so much attention to belief in a God.  You can't pay attention to something that doesn't exist, can you?  And to offer a single cause for acts of terrorism, even if you've qualified those acts ("these sorts of tragedies" i.e. religiously based suicide bombings), is moronic, as most thinking people agree that the motivations are many and varied.