The Guy (or Gal) Most Likely To…

For a long time, there was a meme going around atheist circles that showed the Twin Towers pre-9/11 that said something to the effect that if there was no religion, then the World Trade Center would still be standing. Like most memes, I think the “no religion, no 9/11” notion is rather facile, especially since being highly religious, even “fundamentalist,” in one’s thinking does not mean one is going to run off to join a religiously motivated terrorist group. ISIS is an excellent example of this, since many of their Western recruits know next to nothing about the religion they supposedly are going to fight for:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/new-isis-recruits-have-deep-criminal-roots/2016/03/23/89b2e590-f12e-11e5-a61f-e9c95c06edca_story.html

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2016/01/isis-criminals-converts/426822/

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Secular Humanist Response to Paris Attacks

Friends from the whole world, thank you for #prayforParis, but we don’t need more religion! Our faith goes to music! Kissing! Life! Champagne and joy! #Parisisaboutlife

— From Charlie Hedbo cartoonist Joann Sfar

http://i100.independent.co.uk/article/heres-what-a-charlie-hebdo-cartoonist-drew-after-the-second-paris-terror-attack-in-a-year–Z1ZZbO3VYx?utm_source=indy&utm_medium=top5&utm_campaign=i100

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