21st March 2008

“The nineteen men of 9/11, having washed, perfumed themselves and shaved their whole bodies in preparation for the martyr's paradise, believed they were performing the highest religious duty. By the lights of their religion they were as good as it is possible to be. They were not poor, downtrodden, oppressed or psychotic; they were well educated, sane and well balanced, and, as they thought, supremely good. But they were religious, and that provided all the justification they needed to murder and destroy.”

Richard Dawkins

2 Responses to “21st March 2008”

  1. Chris Says:

    Not sure what else one need know about these Islamicidal types.

  2. Critic Says:

    …they were well educated…

    I think I have to disagree. They may have attended post-secondary schools, but they were not educated very well at all. It is truly amazing that religion can trump all other sources of knowledge in the religious mind.