If you look at the universe and study the universe, what you find is that there is no evidence that we need anything other than the laws of physics and the other laws of science to explain everything we see. There's absolutely no evidence that we need any supernatural hand of god. -- Lawrence Krauss, World-Renowned Physicist
There is probably no other notion in any field of science that has been as extensively tested and as thoroughly corroborated as the evolutionary origin of living organisms. -- Encyclopedia Britannica
FAITH. No one word personifies the absolute worst and most wicked properties of religion better than that. Faith is mind-rot. It’s the poison that destroys critical thinking, undermines evidence, and leads people into lives dedicated to absurdity. It’s a parasite regarded as a virtue. -- PZ Myers
Religion is the antithesis of science, an anesthetic for the mind that disables critical thought and encourages the acceptance of inanity as fact, and wishful thinking as evidence. -- PZ Myers

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Please help me understand something I don't understand. What motivates suicide bombers to blow themselves up? Why do they do this?

I wrote the question. Sly Phy wrote a brilliant answer which I totally agree with.

If you tell a child a pretty sounding lie over and over, the child will eventually believe it without question and there is very little you can do to get him or her to think critically. This is why indoctrinating children into religion should be a crime that carries a custodial sentence - because the result is a world full of insanity. Not just suicide bombers but ANYONE religious bears responsibility for this. The bombers are enabled by a network of extremists who are in turn enabled by a much larger group of sympathizers who are shielded by the apathy (sometimes deliberate) of the religious world in general.

Religion is the motivation, religion is a curse.

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