Re: Islamism

From: Wade T. Smith (
Date: Fri Jan 18 2002 - 18:05:00 GMT

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    Hi Francesca S. Alcorn -

    >This makes a lot of sense to me,
    >because I think as a species, we are wired *not* to attack people
    >that we have a relationship with. But then murders are usually
    >committed by people who know the victims, so it's not that easy.

    I see you quickly questioned yourself.... (Bad habit I fall into, way too

    Yes, in fact, murders are usually committed among acquaintances. It would
    seem we are hardwired to injure the ones we love, otherwise, what _are_
    all those country music songs singing about?

    But, war, on the other hand, is simple and mass eradication of an
    'other'. And, yes, religion plays a key role in determining the 'other',
    and always has, and always will. Sadly.

    Don't matter what religion. Or where. Or when.

    That one. Right there. Right now.

    - Wade

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