What about children who are indoctrinated with religious dogma during their formative years?
I think it's a bit unrealistic to think that our upbringing and things we learn do not affect the way we think, and that we have complete free will. The whole point is that these people think what they are doing is right. The suicide bomber truly believe what he is doing is right, irregardless of whether or not his will is free. He freely chooses to do it, because he thinks it's right.
THAT's the problem.
I was indoctrinated with religious dogma in my formative years , that did not stop me from excercising my free will and CHOOSING not to believe the BS i was being told.
at some point in your life you have to take charge , make decisions for yourself , and take responsibility for the repercussions of those decisions .
do you think that people who kill because they are motivated by religion think they are more right than people who kill in the name of their country ? I think not , they have both have found ways to rationalise their actions ,
I reiterate religion does not allow people to justifiy their actions , people allow religion to justify their actions , and this is what really pisses me off the most , people who do not want to take responibility for their actions .
Edited by The Ratiocinator, 07 September 2012 - 01:23 AM.