The other day when I heard about the huge suicide bombing that killed over 100 people on the news, it got me to thinking. What could possibly be going through the mind of the suicide bomber before he detonates his big pack of explosives? Think about it. He’s standing there in this crowd, knowing full well what is going to happen because he’s going to be the one causing it. Not only that, when the big bang happens, he’s going to be right in the centre, and bits of him are going to join the rest of the propelled projectiles.
First of all, he’s going to be the cause of lots of death and injury. So, has the brainwashing actually managed to erase his conscience completely or make him feel like all this loss of life is actually justified? Then, there’s that whole self-preservation instinct that I thought was inherent in all human beings. I mean a few people committing suicide is sad, but it’s relatively rare and carried out by very desperate people who feel there is no other way. Compare that to the number of people that religious leaders in the middle-east can convince to blow themselves and others up just so they can go to heaven and somehow please Allah. And they know this…because? Have they somehow done it and come back? And if they have, why are they back here? Maybe this heaven isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. And if they’re not feeding you that line of bullshit, then their first line of bullshit about pleasing Allah through bombings requires a large investment of blind faith. If someone told me tomorrow that I’d go to heaven, and all I’d have to do to get there is kill myself and take as many people with me as I can, I’d have no choice but to say, “Are you nuts?” Even if I somehow believed them and was prepared to do it, I would think that at the last second, some part of me would say, “Wait wait wait. Hold the pony! What are you doing?” But that never seems to happen over there. I don’t know about you, but I have not heard about one suicide bomber unstrapping his bomb and running away. I think that would make news, don’t you? But it never happens. What kind of mind-control is going on that makes all these people carry this stuff through to the end? If there was a way to read thoughts, I’d love to capture the last things running through these people’s minds. Maybe then, I’d understand why it happens.