Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” - Voltaire
Logic, reason, and compassion is what motivates mankind to be more civilized. These elements seem to be lost on those whose minds are captured by ancient religious dogmas…
The kidnapping of the school girls was a crime for sure, but one against humanity and not against any perceived god as mentioned here; “It’s a blasphemy against God, and people of faith of all traditions should renounce his words” - Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners.
Mr. Wallis, a Christian, made a joint statement with a Muslim, Dalia Mogahed. Chairman and CEO of Mogahed Consulting; “As a Christian and a Muslim we believe in a god who hears prayer. A god of justice. People everywhere should pray against the work of these men.”