TylrCertainty is a requisite of criticism, but the more strident the critique the more certainty required...ultimately leading to the absolute certainty needed to kill the opponent. Fighting and disagreeing are fundamentally the same thing to different degrees.
Cold War HoldoverIs it wrong to want to create a society that deserves blind devotion? Is it wrong to want such a society to exist? One that is worthy of devotion? Perhaps dangerous, but its an idea I can't completely let go of.
Paul's 2nd ChannelOh yes, it's very wrong indeed. Society must express a healthy degree of uncertainty at all times. That's the only thing which keeps critical enquiry alive. You are wishing the death of thought.
randomlookTalking about it. is a start, but a very late start. it (religious violence) is not new at all. for example the Gog u Magog (Jihad in Islam, End of end times) is sponsored by all (religious demagogues) in Israel, by money, man and politics... the US N.America is only now waking up (civilians) to it and is late to the play. as events unfold throughout the world, the US and it's citizenship is retarded in understanding even without the internal idiocrocy enveloping it, be it engineered or not (and regress to the "book"for understanding). to make things more complicated for the dazed, dumbstruck populace you have things regressed and thrown in to the mix no one ales has any interest in, and the US as it does try's to project but cant beyond the "western world" example: BLM.
Sweet Lovely Cute AdorableYes, cultural violence is bred by merging the capacity for blind faith in an ideology with a personality cult. Mao, Jesus, Hitler, Muhammad, Genghis Kahn, Stalin, Pol Pot, Idi Amin, Papa Doc, they all used this combination.
TormentedDreamerI do think absolutism is part of it, or at least a symptom. Been mulling over a couple of things myself for a while lately and intend to talk it through with someone a bit more officially trained in matters of emotions and psychology before going in depth. I am trying to figure out what the core requirements of attaining a rational are though. Critical thinking, being past the age of 25 for developing a fully functional frontal cortex, the luxury of not being in dire needy circumstances? If you know of any other traits, do share. The more I know the better I can polish or demolish my own theories. ;)
Safiya MukhamadovaThe picture at 3:33 is misleading. Islamic extremeist groups such as al Queda, ISIS, the Muslim Brotherhood, etc. *DO NOT* work together. They are not subsets of each other. They are in violent conflict. Also, not everyone who is an Islamisic extremist was born into Islam, a good number are converts (although they might say that they were born Muslims, as Islamic ideology teaches that everyone is born Muslim and some then get corrupted, and therefore no one can "convert", they can only "come back to the truth").