mpjh wrote:I am an atheist. I am also think the scientific method is on of the best inventions of man. So I want to take issue with the implication of that the world trade centers would continue to exist except for the existence of religion.
A University of Chicago professor has completed a study of terrorism. His conclusion is that there is no evidence that "religion" is the common thread in terrorist act. In fact, at least half of the terrorism attacks in the last 40 years are from secular groups such as the Tamil Tigers. He did find one common thread. Terrorism, as a tactic, arises whenever a people find their country or territory occupied by foreign forces. He also found that the terrorism stops when the troops leave.
What reason is all about.
Could you provide a link or some general direction towards that study? Sounds interesting.
Also, to stay with the general theme of the thread: