• Boko Haram kept one Dapchi girl who refused to deny her Christianity
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I don't want to sound fatalistic, but I have very, very low expectations that this will make any difference. While I can't know what she thought, I think she did this for more personal reasons - renouncing her faith just wasn't an option to her, not out of a principle that people shouldn't be forced to do that or whatever (though she probably holds that as well), but because that would be an infraction in her view. She didn't want to go against her religion, so the choice was simple. But that's just my interpretation, I'm not gonna claim that's definitely how it goes.
fair enough, I get overly emotional when I'm debating so I could be entirely wrong and nothing even remotely good comes out of this.  reading back on my reply it does sound really naïve lol reading those edgelord comments is just really annoying, I don't know why I bothered to respond to them
Except ISIS or Boko Haram are not the victims. Their hijinks require no "balls" when they hop around their land and kill people because they have a fuck ton of other morons with them with AKs. Not even nearly the same situation
Yes, go around the internet shaming people for believing in their "feel good fables" like some patron saint of atheism. That totally makes you look like the bigger person and not a giant tool. Feel free to be an atheist, feel free to believe or not believe in whatever you want, but don't go around openly mocking people for what they believe in, it only makes you seem really childish and only makes any points you feel you're making that much less impactful.
Can one of you justify disagreeing with this? jesus
The original point that post was trying to refute was that if refusing to deny your religion in the face of death takes balls, ISIS/Boko Haram must also have balls because they constantly risk their lives because of their faith. All I disagree with in that comment is that it takes no balls to be a terrorist, they're terrible people with awful goals and completely warped perspectives on morality but they're fighting and willing to die for what they believe is right, even if it is so obviously wrong to the rest of us. That takes courage, but having courage isn't necessarily something to admire and it doesn't make them good people, there are plenty of brave people who are also despicably evil. Obviously ISIS and Boko Haram aren't victims and obviously the situations aren't really comparable to the girl, but that's because they are willing to hurt and kill others for their faith while the girl hasn't hurt anyone. The amount of balls it takes to do what they've done isn't relevant. Personally, I think it is brave that the girl stood up for her religion, but I'd rather that she was free.
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