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Let us suppose the heading of this reshared post is correct.

In that case, could we ask about the morals of terrorists? And if so, could we ask about the morality (moralities?) proposed by religion? Since, I have some difficulty recalling the last terrorist attack that was executed in the name of atheism.
 
Terror Has No Religion - Debunking the Regressive Left’s Cliches

"[If] terrorism has no religion...It must be a strange coincidence then, that attacks on abortion clinics in the United States are carried out by far-right Christian conservatives, and not Star Wars cultists; that Potterheads don’t lynch people for eating beef, but Hindutva extremists who consider the life of a bovine to be more sacred than that of a human being do. Similarly, when a zealot opens fire in a cafe yelling ‘Allahu-Akbar’, we can be quite certain it’s not a disgruntled Game of Thrones fan who just saw his favourite character snuffed out by the writers."

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"In a morbid hypothetical, if a book penned by a white supremacist were to command its readers to “slay black people wherever you find them, but if they repent and pay their due, then leave them free“ (as Quran 9:5 prescribes for infidels), how many of us would be defending it by citing context?
The ‘context’ argument would make sense if people treated their holy book as a primer on Arabian history. It is a rather fatuitous alibi for a text that is peddled as the immutable word of god."

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"Apart from 12-16 million Christians, there are thousands of Bahai, Zoroastrians, Yazidis and Jews living in Islamic nations. If terrorism were simply a reaction to American imperialism, shouldn’t these minorities also form a fraction of terror outfits? Or are they miraculously shielded from NATO bombs and American policies that affect the middle-east? Surely one disgruntled Zoroastrian would cross the Iranian border and join Hezbollah?

This favourite cliche of the Regressive Left fails to explain another phenomenon— the “everyday terrorism” faced by millions of Muslims in the Islamic world. Was the spontaneous and gruesome lynching of Farkhunda outside an Afghan mosque a product of colonialism? Was the stoning of Roxanneh, the killing of Noor Malleki, the murder of secular bloggers in Bangladesh a result of US foreign policy? What does the violence unleashed against homosexuals, apostates, ‘blasphemers’, against Ahmedi and Hazara Muslims of Pakistan & Afghanistan (who are murdered by Sunni supremacists for not being ‘Muslim enough’) and the systemic genocide of ethnic minorities throughout the Islamic world, have to do with George Bush’s Iraqi misadventure? At some point, Bronze Age belief systems must be held accountable for the atrocities inflicted on its followers."

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"When Leftists allege that the ‘West’ brought this jihadist insurgency to the middle-east by toppling it’s dictators, what they are implying is that the Islamic world is only peaceful under the draconian reign of a Saddam, a Gaddafi or Assad. That without these despots, Muslims will only descend into an abyss of Islamist extremism. This is exactly the sort of soft bigotry of lower expectations (borrowing Maajid Nawaz’s phrase) that makes Leftists who support emancipation and equality for European women at home, demand sex-segregated swimming pools for their ‘immigrant Muslim sisters’."

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/zubin-madon/terror-has-no-religion-a-_b_10793300.html 
In the wake of recent Islamist terror attacks, the Regressive Left has once ...
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Good article.
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Thank you to +Josh Marks for sharing this.
 
Climate change is getting expensive. Coming off the hottest June on record, the United States so far in 2016 has experienced eight weather and climate-related disasters that have met or exceeded $1 billion, resulting in 30 deaths and damages totaling $13.1 billion. Read my Inhabitat story for more. #ClimateChange #Weather
Coming off the hottest June on record, the United States so far in 2016 has experienced eight weather and climate-related disasters that have met or exceeded $1 billion, resulting in 30 deaths and damages totaling $13.1 billion.
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How about just simply only letting First-world states host these extravagantly vulgar forms of the gladiator-culture from a failed civilization?
 

Olympics News:

The Australian Olympic Committee announced its athletes would not be moving into the Olympic Village due to 'unlivable' conditions.

Blocked toilets, leaking pipes (some in areas with electrical wiring), a lack of light fixtures in stairwells and "dirty floors in need of a massive clean" have been identified as problems.

"The system failed. Water came down walls, there was a strong smell of gas in some apartments and there was "shorting" in the electrical wiring. "

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The Olympic Village plans caused a stir months ago when organizers announced athletes would have to pay for air conditioning. Due to the blowback, AC was added to all rooms.

Scientists found the waters where sailors will be competing are filled with human sewage, and a dismembered body washed up on the popular beach that will soon host beach volleyball events.

The Olympics start in 12 days.
The beleaguered Rio Olympics took another hit Sunday when the Australian Olympic Committee announced its athletes would not be moving into the Olympic Village due to 'unlivable' conditions.
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Blocked toilets, leaking pipes....  it's more than what the Australians said.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/25/sports/olympics/rio-olympic-village-australia.html
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Where is the "Pay them googols of money" pointer?
 
Employees with a sense of purpose are more inclined to contribute to success over the long haul.
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I agree completely. I'm paid adequately, but I look forward to working because it's interesting.
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I must confess to thinking this often.
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So true !
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So true. More truth in fiction than in policy.

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Ordinary guy who likes privacy and who respect other people's privacy. I stand by true friends and I think too much about too many things.
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