My point is that~~~Most ridiculously over Religious people are challenged in some way, shape, or form~~ NOT ALL~~~~~BUT SURELY MOST The list of people led astray by the cloth/book is too great to list.
I can speak to this with examples of past experience: That said I am in no way saying that religious people are Freaks. If it gives one peace and comfort to believe, then by all means hit your knees!
OK, I grant you everything you said in that post. I certainly did not see that sentiment expressed in the OP, only a small disclaimer and it being followed immediatly by the story of this heinous crime it certainly looked like you were connecting the two.
Perhaps I am just a little leery of such associations ever since the previous administration would spout off about ' the people who carried out the attacks of 911' and then immediatly start talking about how bad the Iraqi regime was. They never actually stated that Hussein was involved with those attacks but you knew that the association was implied. In similar fashion you spoke of crazy religious people, then a small disclaimer, then an example of pure evil crazy.
Now I must be clear here that I in no way shape, or form would say that you are a fan of the past admin, but I'll bet that my previous paragraph has some thinking that I was saying such a thing. I meant it as an ironic example of exactly the type of association confusion that arises from putting two lines of thought in close proximity.
Sorry for the confusion. Yes, Jeffs, Karesh, Jones, Raelians, Moonies, Scientologists etc., etc., etc., are all loons, and they are just the ones who are big enough or make a big enough news slpash to be recognized. In the past I, one time only, attended a service in a church that a business aquaintence went to. It was, on the outside, a similar church to the Baptist one I belonged to at the time, until they started talking in tongues
That was waaaay to much for me and I know that is on the low end of Bat $hit crazy.
I also was asked once, while walking down a street in Montreal, if I'd be interested in filling out a questionaire about life. I was 18 at the time and and with no where in particular to go so I said yes. The 'questionaire was 10 pages long or more and afterwards I was asked to wait just a few minutes and they would let me know what the evaluation was. Already peeved at it taking so long I still said OK and lo and behold all the 'problems' in my life that were revealed in the questionaire could be answered if I just bought "Dianetics" and "maybe I'd like to attend a retreat next weekend?". Umm, NO! My easy out was that I was just visiting Montreal anyway, I lived 1000 miles west and would not be anywhere near these loons "next weekend".
I also had Hare Krishna's try to barter some of their literature (a glossy magazine) for gas, when I was a 16 year old pump jockey, and I was followed for a few feet in an airport by a Larouche nut trying to talk fast enough to get his idiocy out before I got too far away.
Om the other hand I have never had personal cause to be scared of these people like I was scared of the guy at the next table one night in a bar. (before my taking up with the Baptists)His girlfriend bumped into my friend and she spilled her beer a bit. She would not let it alone and her boyfriend was big! About 6'6" and easily 300 pounds. Things were getting dicey so we were going to quietly leave when a fight broke out directly on the other side of the room. Her boyfriend stands up (now we are thinking "oh-oh") , then he says , while pointing accross the room, "that's my friend" and proceeds to move in that direction (and away from us). DIRECTLY in that direction, throwing tables and occupied chairs out of his way and proceeds to take care of the two guys that are beating on his friend. We saw the chance and left, quickly.
Point is there are more like him than there are religious freaks
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