Why is no one talking about the alleged Tennessee church shooter’s religion?

Posted by  $  nickursis 1 year, 11 months ago to Culture
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This is about a twisted logic as it gets, but also meanders away from the topic some people want to know about (why is no one saying a word about this issue and even in lamestream media, but if it was a white guy as happened, it would be all over, with protests, marches and riots?) It manages to twist and turn into another left wing diatribe that all evil is done by white supremacists, and rumor mongers into shooting sprees and plots. The end twists back on itself with the arrogant :we really don't know anything, and brushes it off with "there is no ideology or religion that owns this" and yet, any other event, it is the end of the frigging world. This is classic programming reporting, trying to take a current event and make it into a propaganda statement. Did Goebbels write a manual that they use?
SOURCE URL: https://thinkprogress.org/church-shooter-tennessee-faith-4b6eb4c82838/


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  • Posted by  $  MikeMarotta 1 year, 11 months ago
    That the shooter claimed to be a Christian is not surprising in itself. As the article points out, even after 9/11 while we focused on Muslim jihadi, violent acts in support of political ends were perpetrated by radical Christians. Ideas do matter. That said, however, you cannot ignore the fact that there are good Muslims, good Christians, good liberals, and whatever else. It is because most people mostly want to do the right thing and mostly achieve most of their good intentions.

    My degrees are in criminology. Contrasted with the daily misdeeds of ordinary people, the crimes that put people in prison seem causeless. It is a fact that criminals lack self-awareness. Self-awareness is why egoists are not criminals. So, when you ask a convict why he did that thing, he just enunciates words, streaming nouns and verbs that ultimately have no true meaning. He never really identifies his motives because he has no true motivation and has no understanding of the true origins of his actions.

    Evil people do exist and they make evil choices. But Emanuel Samson was not an Osama bin Laden. Bin Laden was evil. Samson is just confused.
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    • Posted by  $  1 year, 11 months ago
      Confused maybe, but anyone who does violence to another loses their right to self determination. Your points are valid, and the issue is you cannot bucket anything into neat packages like the protesters want to do, there are good and bad in all races and sexes. That is why I think the left give lip service to MLK, but ignores his one great bit of advice: "judge on the content of their character and not the color of their skin". They seem to want a reverse relationship.
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