I had intended on putting up a series of posts about how common murder is in our world. One of the common traits of mass murderers, I mean really BIG murderers, murderers that murder hundreds, thousands, and millions, is that they are all faithful to something – an ideology, a religion, an ethnic group, etc. The object of their faith is where they get off track, misplaced faith is a dangerous thing. Thus the name of the series: Actions of The Faithful…
Just before I published the first post of the series, whimsically I changed the last part of the title from …4 Atheists to …5 Atheists under the assumption that an atheist would predictably buzz by and add a comment about how atheism is misunderstood, or wrongly blamed, or attacked, or about how grand their humanistic philosophy, or any of the other long list of ‘wrongs’ and fears from which they suffer. This is an action typical of people who have a misplaced faith. As predicted one did, well actually two as of now, so really I could change the title to Actions of the Faithful…6 Atheists thanks to them. I wonder how long it’s been since they have looked into a mirror?
The next post was going to be about Nationalism (as in Actions of The Faithful…5 Nationalists) and, yes, it was going to list the number of murders for which they were responsible. One of the people on that list happened also to be listed in the first post (can you guess who?), two of them are even held in high esteem by some people today.
But on second thought, I think I’ll stop with just the first of the intended series. Remember Mr. and Ms. Atheists you made this one about atheism, I didn’t. You should really be more careful about jumping to conclusions, but like I said and as you demonstrated, misplaced faith is a dangerous thing.