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----- Original Message -----
From: Kenneth Van Oost <Kenneth.Van.Oost@village.uunet.be>
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2001 9:33 PM
Subject: Re: Dawkins was right all along
> Hi Philip,
> For more about this subject, see my initial post of last September 18
> Re: Saudi Billionaire....
> IMO, everybody seems to forget the mechanism behind these events.
> Paradise or not, it is the way for getting there, the suicide, that counts
> I don 't know about Islam, but in most religions suicide is condemned.
> If of course, committing suicide in order to wipe out your enemies is the
> best way to get to heaven, well, this would sound strange and odd from
> a God's point of view...
> ( I am ,because we are)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Philip Jonkers <P.A.E.Jonkers@phys.rug.nl>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2001 12:33 PM
> Subject: Dawkins was right all along
> > Hi everyone,
> > Yesterday I saw this documentary on Dutch television
> > which was about the motives that propelled suicide commando's
> > to sacrifice their lives. The documentary featured interviews
> > with some `lucky' survivors of a failed suicide mission.
> > As Dawkins anticipated in the here much discussed article
> > it was all about religion indeed.
> > The promise made to potential suicide bombers by religious
> > authorities were: Not only the successful bomber goes straight
> > to paradise/heaven but his entire family and friends can cosily
> > come along! Also the ideal age of the ideally single
> > terrorists is between 18 and 24. Needless to say, this
> > `attractive' promise was not taken lightly by potential
> > candidates/martyrs; males in the mentioned age category actually
> > lined up (!!) to surrender their lives by becoming living bombs
> > and thus acquiring a place in paradise for themselves and their
> > relatives and fiends. It is very alarming to know that the
> > people rounding up suicide commando's actually had to invoke
> > selection procedures to filter out the most able candidates!
> > Ain't that sweet a heaven filling itself up with suicide bombers!
> > Philip.
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