Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Van Gogh's Killer Acted on Religious Principle

The killer of Dutch filmmaker has proudly announced that he murdered in the name of his religion. A few excerpts from the article:
"I take complete responsibility for my actions. I acted purely in the name of my religion,"

(As an explanation to the mother of his victim) "I acted out of conviction -- not because I hated your son."

This case crystallizes the difference between men of reason and men of faith: with the former one can persuade and convince by appealing to observable facts; with the latter either you are struck by a revelation and believe as he does, or he kills you....

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