Religious Terrorism, Violence, Hate & Ideology in the 21st Century

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By Nneka Okumazie

Should this be called life or should it be called hardship? The attainment of struggles constancy – makes life, for many, of rough difficulty.

Usually, it is assumed that rejection is an event, but there are those in rejection permanence – exempted from peace, health, love, luck, etc.

What kind of disadvantage is it, having no business with certain situations, but becoming its casualty?

What sense does it make, that misunderstanding or assumptive philosophy causes certain individuals to insist recklessly on the wrong, heedless of its cataclysmic ink?

The last few centuries were, for humans, of accelerated progress. But they also had their worst.

There were differences between workers and managers at various locations that led to explosive cruelty, and more, and more across.

Distinctively, the 20th century had at least two conspicuous evils – fascism and communism.

They drove unspoken wickedness, holding court pervasively in opposition to ideologies they believed were wrong.

That century went away – with those eradicated or weakened. But this 21st century has a piece of baggage: religious terrorism.

There are emerging and diverse kinds of horrors around, but this century looks like had diverted from caustic political and economic ideology to destructive religious ideology.

Anyone would be naïve to think that extreme religious assumptions are not problematic for everyone.

Most often, people of faith have denounced violence or evil in the name of their faith, but those who do what they do destroy committedly because they want to dominate – for whatever reason they assume.

But it is plainly religious evil.

It is possible that some, in some faiths, have divine visitation. It is also possible others have had delusional visitation – and got driven by it.

The great pain is those who become collateral damages of deceits and unknowns.

It is possible that all shades of religious terrorism may last at least beyond the first half of this century, so it may be necessary to find new ways to collectively penetrate against sources rather than certain direct action leading to more sympathizers.

The people at the bend of all kinds of religious terrorism are purveyors of inexorable darkness.

They are part of the people driven by hate – the same or worse as fascism and communism – to force flutters of violence.

The cycle is throwing dirt over the fence, retaliation – to throw worse, forcing escalation and mud for all.

Religious terrorism is a behaviour as well as a dark talent.

It is cheap to reach, but expensive per loss.

The pain is those – uninvolved – caught in the fiery darkness.

Painful, pitiful and perplexing.

There is hope. There is always hope.

In that gross darkness, some may find little ways – anything possible, to become the light.

For them, being there but on the other side, may hone a possible talent: thoughtfulness, and transmit that to one person or to none, but to shape own behaviour.

Eventually, it would be known – why many of these came, but till then, with a heart full of pleas, to say:

[Psalm 77:7, Will the Lord cast off forever? and will He be favourable no more?]

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