Blaming a non-existent entity?
I do try to make time to read letters published in both Kamloops newspapers.
Several times I have read the thoughts expressed by Bill Ligertwood and he has raised some valid points about the violence and bloodshed as recorded in the Old Testament.
That theme has continued down through the ages.
For example, as recorded in the New Testament, King Herod “sent forth and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time he had diligently enquired of the wise men.”
Two world wars and the Korean War accounted for the death of millions of people.
Millions of Jews and outcasts were murdered simply because they did not measure up to the standards set down by other humans.
Blind hatred has prompted young men to take up a cause and murder innocent, unsuspecting people by planting bombs in marketplaces or driving bomb-laden vehicles into school buses.
For reasons unknown to a sane person, young men use firearms to kill schoolchildren, teachers and volunteer firemen.
It may be time to rename the local chapter for atheists.
I see little rational thought in what I have read.
Just by itself, it is not rational to blame anything on a someone one believes is not (i.e. does not exist).