Whereas I agree that terrorism requires emotional response to be effective, you **can** discuss what is terrorist actions and what is not, logically.<quoted text>
i am confused about many things. not about this. As spock might say, I fail to see your logic.
you might want to consider that from a terrorist perspective, torture and death are counter productive. The objective of a terrorist is fear. you might want to consider that in relation to the actions of the US and other world governments in the days after Sept 11, 2001.
(the terrorists won. after that day, over the following year, due to people chosing to drive to destinations rather than run the risk of flying, over 1500 Americans died needless deaths, caused by their unreasoning fear of terrorism))
terrorists, torture and fear are all emotional subjects. it is not physicaly possible in the material universe for there to be zero emotional component there. You are deceiving yourself.
Logically, using the threat of permanent torture (hell) is the arguments of terrorism/of a terrorist.
This is logical, not emotional.
If christianity did not have the threat of torture/hell? The world would soon enough, no longer have ANY christians-- within a couple of generations, christianity would become as other failed experiments in religion, like Zeus or Odin worship. Sure, there would still be a few hangers-on, but it would quickly fade as a world influence.
Likewise, islam would fade away, without the threat of muslim-hell.
The bible-god is just a common terrorist; using the threat of permanent punishment to keep the idea afloat-- like some kind of religious game of hacky-sack.
That you fail to see this most obvious logic, only goes to show you are still deeply EMOTIONAL about the whole thing.