Which ones do you believe were sane when they were certain that a god wanted them to kill others as heretics and infidels and witches?<quoted text>
It is possible that some of these people are sane, or insane.
Consider most wars of aggression for resources is caused by misdirected loyalty and patriotism....Are all these people insane?
Would it be the Catholics that you believe were SANE???
The members of the mafia didn't LIE that a God wanted them to kill in his name. They weren't insane ... they were honest about their reason for killing. They wanted MONEY and POWER over others.
It was the men of religion that ALL claimed gods commanded them to kill. From my perspective that is INSANITY ... especially if they BELIEVED what they were preaching was based on universal truth.