Thursday, April 13, 2006

There Are No Atheists In Cockpits

Yesterday I bashed (evangelical) Christians, but, of course, they don't have a monopoly on religious hypocrisy. This is fucked up:

The hijackers, as shown on a computer simulation played on monitors throughout the courtroom, jerked the plane violently to the left and right during the struggle. They tried to cut off the oxygen as passengers banged on the cockpit door. In the end, as the passengers were either in the cockpit or moments from entering it, the hijackers turned the plane upside down -- and crashed it.

"Allah is the greatest!" one screamed nine times as the plane went down. The recording then went dead.
Allah doesn't want you to crash airplanes. Neither does Jesus, Buddha, or Flying Spaghetti Monster. I am sure that Islam, like Christianity, Judaism, Pastafarianism, and all most other major world faiths are religions of peace. But why is it that people who do this shit always invoke their particular god as justification? This is where atheists have a distinct advantage -- no supernatural being can order them to slaughter their fellow (wo)man. They have to come up with their own reasons. But you never hear of that happening, do you?

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