• Boko Haram kept one Dapchi girl who refused to deny her Christianity
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/24/boko-haram-kept-one-dapchi-nigeria-girl-who-refused-to-deny-her-christianity
These guys think they are the good guys.
That's kind of how the whole world works. Everyone thinks they are the hero of their own story.
Not the sharpest tool in the shed.
Who said she has to denounce her beliefs? There's this thing called 'lying'.
Throughout history, many Saints are said to have been tortured for their faith. I guess she must be either naturally dedicated to it or very well read on her religion. Also, she is completely screwed. She is clearly willing to die in extreme pain for God. Have to respect that I suppose, even if it seems counter-productive.
Dying because your fairytale book told you so is pretty stupid imo
Who are you proving your faith by not lying to the terrorists? Would god actually want you to die in that scenario?
Im not about to call her stupid for choosing to do this but how is dying on pointless hills out of principle a good quality?
It's a damn tragic situation indeed, personally I see it as a waste all for the sake of naught but that won't change ot help anything. It's just utterly disgusting that she faces death because she refused to relent in the face of subhuman neanderthal trash willing to murder other people for the simple matter of refusing to share their faith. It's ironic given that Islam itself forbids the forced conversion of other people from what I've heard but again, neanderthals looking to forward their own agenda don't give a damn when their own fairy tale bullshit doesn't explicitly convenience them.
Poor girl, had to stay in captivity because she was conditioned from a young age into believing fanciful magic is true and that she would face eternal damnation for denial. Imagine if this girl refused to give up her belief in santa because she really really trusted her parents, a lot different eh?
Would you have the same mentality if she were an atheist and refused to give up that belief in this situation?
Hell yes. She should say anything to survive. We only have one life and subjective human opinions arent worth remaining so strict to that you FUCKING DIE
What is it with people having such a hate boner for religion on here lately? Like fine I get it you're not religious, but are comments like these really necessary? I hope you dont believe in heaven or god, because it seems a lot like youre thinking its ok if she dies because she'll just go to your skydaddy. Literally using your imagined fables to inform people's present lives. Poor girl, had to stay in captivity because she was conditioned from a young age into believing fanciful magic is true neanderthals looking to forward their own agenda don't give a damn when their own fairy tale bullshit doesn't explicitly convenience them Dying because your fairytale book told you so is pretty stupid imo What does this add to the discussion exactly? Do you really feel the need to be this childish just because you don't share someone's beliefs? Like sure, the smart thing to do would've been to just pretend to do what they told her then leave, she wasn't very smart in that regard, but that doesn't justify the snide remarks.
You wouldn't be able to check though. Like ferrus said, there's a thing called lying
i admire her for her devotion, i just feel sorry that its for an imaginary friend
Imo she's literally only willing to do this because she thinks she doesn't really die when she dies, and that's disgustingly irresponsible to laud over, especially when we KNOW there's no evidence of anything relating to a god or heaven. And you can be damn sure she didnt choose to be raised religious, yet it gets her killed because she fears hell. Her real life is fucked because of STORIES
God doesn't fucking care about dying for any one. Not even an edgy statement, god literally wouldn't give a single shit about the death of you, me, Donald Trump, Jackie Chan, Mike Tyson, some old lady feeding pigeons in the park, anyone. To a god, especially the god depicted by Christianity, death isn't a bad thing, in fact being a good Christian means reward when you die, so naturally for that to make sense the act of dying can't be a bad thing, it may or may not want someone to die, but it decidedly wouldn't care if anyone does or doesn't die.
most religions fully expect you to die a martyr of your beliefs this includes enduring extensive torture, lying would be considered "being a traitor" to your beliefs all because god said so its really not that hard to comprehend
Not atheism though
thats a shock
That doesn't really make any sense
...I know she's been conditioned to accept this and has her entire worldview shaped by fairytales, that was my entire point, that was my criticism. The problem IS that she is UNWILLING to "give up her faith" because she has been FORCED into believing it. You call it balls, but Boko Haram and ISIS have bigger balls than all of us by that logic, they go around risking their lives and kill people every day for their FAITH.
I’d take it with a grain of salt. People like advancedlamb or Ferrus would never say these kinds of things face to face to others outside their homes.
I sincerely hope you never come across a moral dilemma like this. We both know what a rational person would choose.
Yes...I would? Talk about not adding anything to discussion. I might be quiet because i could get fired or killed, but uh...good job?
I can only hope that one day i'm as cool as you guys.
This thread is a complete shit-show.
Honestly did not expect this thread to be filled with nothing but victim blaming when I posted it.
It also seems to be asking too much to expect people to keep their hateboner for religion in their pants.
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