For every Christian that thinks radicalized Muslim Americans, who slaughter innocent coworkers, “justifiably” reflects badly on all Muslims, try to remember that you might not want Muslims thinking that radicalized Christian Americans, who bomb abortion clinics, “justifiably” reflects badly on all Christians.
It only reflects badly on the jackasses themselves.
It only relates to either religion in the sense that some weak minded people are more vulnerable to radicalization by the more evangelical followers of those religions, who, just like the radicalized, do not understand either their religion or themselves.
For centuries this has been how it has been.
Even without religion, there would still be weak minded jackasses that would group together and hunt and slaughter innocent people for nonsensical reasons—self-righteous reasons.
We must use all our strength to not collectively turn into jackasses.
By Charles Buell