Dog wrote:AD wrote:Dog wrote:They think that if people stop believing in God, they will become rational beings and rational beings = the key to happy nirvana.
Nazis are all about rationality.
There is a thing about how jihadists tend to be left brain/analytical types.
I remember when I was a young pup being raised in a Catholic household, when others would be wishy washy about their religion (not out of reflection, but out of lack of reflection) I was tending towards a very binary vision. If God is almighty, knows everything and will judge you on your every act and that judgement will decide how you spend the rest of FREAKING ETERNITY, how frecking insanely stupid must you be to disobey. Eternity? Bah, I'm going to have fun for a few decades, eternity be damned. How stupid is that. Now being a mild natured type and having had a nice childhood and all, I was going to save people and be nice and convert them with reason (not forecefully). Then, I picked up a bible and thought "wtf is this, it's blatently wrong and if scripture is wrong, then the rest of religious doctrine has no leg to stand on" and I became an atheist.
Being rationally inclined, there was no middle ground. If it was right, it had massive implications. If it was wrong, it was all wrong. Wishy washy positions don't make sense.
It's very rational people you need to be scared of. Wishy washy people just follow social norms.