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.
Obviously, the son deserved it. We all know God will only listen to you if your hat is off. (Unless, of course, it’s a yarmulke… or a turban… or a Papal Tiara.)
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?