Meh, it's cold out today.<quoted text>
I can see it's a sensitive issue for you. You might want to think about why it upsets you so much, you know... for your health.
But I digress. I'm not talking "just" about current events, although I don't think it's a stretch to say we wouldn't have invaded Afghanistan or even Iraq if 911 hadn't happened (and 911 happened because?).
From the Crusades to the Inquisition to the Holocaust to Bosnia the "good" book has been used to justify countless atrocities.
To be fair, I lump all of the magic books of the Abrahamic religions together into one pile of blood-lusting, bigoted, superstitious crap and refer to it as the "bible". It's easier for me and I see no rational reason to differentiate between them.
Anyway, I don't think we'd've landed back in Iraq via Afghanistan either had 9/11 not occurred. If anyone thinks about it, if the absolute "reason" had been just to overthrow Saddam, we could've done so prior. That wasn't the case, but no matter how much anyone present s the logical facts, there will always be the blind to the truth crowds, just looking for something to hate about, even if unjustified. Idiocracy in it's element.
Countless atrocities you say--- of greed, power mongering, aquisitions and the like? That I could agree with. Bosnia, I might give one formidable nod of possible, as that was a direct cause of more actually "religiously based" uprising and terrorisms of intolerance.
I think that's why there's an OT, and then a NT. That stone age, dark age stuff of the OT, just hasn't worked out too well for a few thou years now.