Last week, we heard about the Muslim man, Muzzammil Hassan, who beheaded his wife. This was the same man who made a name for himself by “founding a Muslim-American television station to help fight Muslim stereotypes.”
Almost as worse as the crime itself is the suggestion that this may have been a honor killing.
Now, we hear the story of the Christian father who stabbed his son.
What horrible thing did the son do?
Police said a 58-year-old man stabbed his teenage son after he refused to take off his hat at church earlier in the day. The father and his 19-year-old son got into an argument on Sunday afternoon. That’s when police said the father went to a car, got a knife and stabbed his son in the left buttock and fled.
How on earth do these punishments justify the “crimes”? They don’t. And you’d be hard-pressed to find defenders of either criminal.
I also think it’s unlikely you’ll ever read many stories about hard-core atheists doing things of this nature because it’s just not part of our makeup.
To quote a friend, “An atheist would never stab his son in the ass.”
Here’s what I’m really wondering: The guys committing these acts of violence — Are they really bad people, or did their devotion to a faith override their own common sense? Was it just their religious fervor that caused them to act so viciously or would they have done this in some other situation?