Whose side are you on?
Antitheist or science?
It might be an unfair question, but if you had to choose?
The findings of the Flinders University study are supported by the research conducted at the University of Chicago’s Project on Security and Terrorism, which was partly funded by the Defense Department’s Threat Reduction Agency. The authors, Robert A. Pape and James K. Feldman, examined more than 2,200 suicide attacks across the world from 1980 to present. Their research reveals that more than 90 percent of suicide attacks are directed at an occupying force. Of the 524 suicide terrorists carried out in the past 30 years, more than half of the attackers were secular. Let that rock your worldview.
I’m not an anti-theist of course. So I’m going with science.
Fact is, political reality often trumps just about everything else, even religion. Most people don’t want to be revolutionaries or even activists, what they want is to live their lives, but when your children get murdered in the streets or are dying of hunger…. often desperation is followed closely by a need for revenge.
It is a common human failing.