Re: US Ambassador in Libya Killed
And goddammit. I wish all the people I like here were goddamn atheists. Because insulting shit my buddies believe isn't something I really enjoy doing. But goddamn.
The reason these guys did this doesn't matter. Even if it was in the name of glorious science or whatever instead of bronze age mysticism it would still be unjustifiable and wrong. So don't get me wrong here. I don't give a fuck what their reason was, because no matter what it was it was stupid and horrible. These guys are assholes, plain and simple.
But the goddamn defensiveness of religious shit is seriously not good. First off, it's not even necessary in this context if we all agree with the above paragraph. These guys are horrible people, we should all hopefully agree, and leave it at that. And secondly, the same defenses could probably be used to defend a lot of belief systems used as the reasoning to do bad things. Like, racial supremacy. Hey man, just because people kill people of other races because they believe their race is superior doesn't mean anything. It's in human nature to be dicks, if they didn't do it for that reason they'd do it for some other reason. So...shouldn't blame the ideology, amirite?
It really isn't that great of a defense.