So, tell me world, how’s all that retaliatory violence working for you so far? It’s been your go-to tool of choice for solving your differences for some time now. So surely it must be getting some positive results, right?
Let’s see… is it helping garner respect for your religious beliefs? Is it gaining admiration for your cause? Surely it’s swaying people over to your side? Or forcing your opponents to accept defeat and admit they’re wrong? Oh, I know, it’s restoring peace and calm to your communities, right? No? Well, maybe it’s putting a stop to criticism and expressed differences of opinion? At the least I’m sure it’s making your streets safer for the young, needy, and disenfranchised? Or preventing troublesome dissidents from speaking out? Then at least tell me that it’s making the world a better, safer place to live, and is setting a good example for our children?
Ya… didn’t think so.
So maybe it’s time to try another approach to solving ideological differences. Something that doesn’t involve hate-filled rhetoric, automatic weapons, drones, missiles, torture, imprisonment, public flogging, suicide bombers, beheadings, spying on innocent citizens, curtailing freedoms, or imposing a police state.
What have you got to lose, right?