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It’s not extremism…

Andrew Sullivan says in regards to the horrible killings in Texas:

These human beings – citizens who risked their lives for the rest of us – were gunned down defenseless as they sought medical help. Because of religious fanaticism. [emphasis added]

I disagree. This man was (is) sick. It may have been a convenient excuse, but my guess is if he was an atheist he still would have found a reason.

That’s not to say that fanaticism wasn’t a catalyst, or isn’t a problem. I just personally don’t believe this really comes down to religion, nor is it ultimately helpful to frame it that way.

On the other hand, I don’t blame Andrew for doing so either.

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