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R.J. Godlewski

Several homicide bombers have been university-educated professionals with families. Everything to live for.

Except...

Most suicide bombers believe -- as do devout Christians -- that earthly existence is but a brief trial period. Where we differ, is that Christians believe that we are here for a purpose and that we are to aid our fellow man -- ESPECIALLY OUR ENEMIES.

If homicide bombers believe that they are doing God's predestined function, then no amount of psychoanalyzing them will convince them that abandoning their wives and children remains immoral.

As for people like the Newtown shooter, they are simply evil and henceforth will do everything contradictory to human expectation.

Remember, humans have been hardwired to survive (which is why our hearts start picking up the slack whenever our other organs fail, etc.).

No person wants to die unless they believe that "someone" more powerful than them wants this. In the case of homicide bombers, I suspect that this is Satan pretending to be God.

Debbie

You remember the Scotland terror attacks that were carried out by physicians?

As you say R.J. many are well educated, some here in the US.

I buy that it is the religion, the duty to do what is required to defeat the enemy. I have no doubt that some are not stable, some have mental problems, some may be suicidal, but the majority do it acting as soldiers who are faithful believers in their religion.

R.J. Godlewski

Debbie,

On May 25, 1995 Salah Ghanddour blew himself up to kill Israeli soldiers in a convoy. He was an educated professional with a four-year-old son and four-month-old daughter who thought consciously for weeks about becoming a "martyr".

Every day following the attack, his son, Mohammed, apparently placed the video of his dad dying into the player and watched it as would an American four-year-old watch Sponge Bob.

I cannot help but wonder how that child turned out.

It all reminds me of that line from 1943's DESTINATION TOKYO:

Capt. Cassidy [Cary Grant]: "There's lots of Mikes dying right now. And a lot more Mikes will die. Until we wipe out a system that puts daggers in the hands of five-year-old children."

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