Like most everyone with a shred of humanity and decency I am appalled and sickened by the terrorist attacks in paris last night.
At least 127 peaceful law-abiding citizens were murdered in cold blood in the name of religion. I would love to be sitting here saying that I am shocked or that I can’t believe what has happened. Sadly neither would be true.
I am sick to death of the killing in the cause of some sort of religious dick swinging contest. My god is better than your god and I will kill you if you don’t agree. This kind of religious zealotry has been going on since the crusades and shows no sign of abating anytime soon.
We hear time and again that god is great, god is merciful, ours is the religion of peace. Our god says we should go out and kill anyone who disagrees. Why can people not see the irony?
Of course the response from around the world is at first revulsion but less than 12-hours after the attacks we already have a ramping up of the rhetoric. Already Hollande, Obama and Cameron are promising revenge, declaring the attack as an act of war and promising retribution. Why can the idiots not see that violence just brings more violence? Why do they think that killing Arabs, mostly women and children, is the way to end these terrible attacks?
I wish I had the answers, I don’t. I do know however that bombing, shooting and killing innocents is not the answer. When will we wake up and end the politics of war? Perhaps when we put an end to organised religion.