Posted: Mar 29, 2019 9:37 am
by quas
OlivierK wrote:Even if you could prove your assertion that religion probably leads to violence against out-groupers, you wouldn't have gone any of the distance towards an explanation of the incident under discussion. In Christchurch, the source of the violence wasn't the religious beliefs of the perpetrator, it was the sort of crass Islamophobia spouted by right-wing fuckwits in the perp's native Australia, and by people like you, here. If you want to talk about certain levels of intolerance leading to probable violence, then you should perhaps watch your step (by your own logic).

Just because right-wing/white supremacist groups may have exploited valid criticism of Islam for their own political benefits, doesn't make valid criticism any less valid. Besides, even if valid criticism of religion didn't exist, those supremacist nutjobs are perfectly capable of intolerance and violence anyway. Because you know why? Even if you could shut me up, we would have no shortage of religious violence, thanks to society being filled with people like you perfectly accepting of Islam. And that's already pretty much happening right now, since my kind has always been a minority dissenting voice. They say the definition of insanity is repeating the same action, and expecting a different result. So maybe, instead of further attempts to drown out my voice, you should try something different for a change?