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destroy the past, destroy the future
Practising my scales while BBC4 talks to itself in the background and then it is the ISIS or whatever it's called this week, knocking down statues, sculptures and buildings that had been there for the best part of four thousand years -and then I turn the volume up to hear some East London man praising these actions as 'destroying idolatry'. Depressing. They have done far worse in terms of human suffering, but destroying the cultural heritage of a people -no, of the world- is an unspeakably terrible thing with lasting consequences. Cannot think what really could be done about it. It's heartbreaking.

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androktone From: androktone Date: July 1st, 2015 03:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

I struggle with understanding how people could do this, could video torture and murder as well. How is it ever going to end - people who have done these things have stepped outside humanity, are they really just going to go home and get a job in tesco when ISIS is defeated?  It's the most apalling thing I've seen and I don't know how to process it ..

kruku From: kruku Date: July 2nd, 2015 08:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Ignorance is always in vogue. The loudest most offensive people rarely read on the topics they are such experts about(:
flavius_m From: flavius_m Date: July 2nd, 2015 08:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Especially when God whispers in your ear to destroy those things you don't understand and those people different to you.
kruku From: kruku Date: July 2nd, 2015 06:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't agree with the notion that one gives up one's free will to a voice in ones' head to visit one's misery upon others. That is ignorance and prejudice and it is a choice. Claiming fundamental faith as an excuse for bad decisions is mere semantics as belief too is something we choose. Unlike other idiots I follow a more shamanistic tradition in that we have many voices in our heads and I believe in listening to all them whenever possible. What I don't do is listen to one voice claiming it to be divine above all others and follow it's demands however inhuman they may be.
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