I just came back from a Muslim wedding. I've been thinking a lot about this. There was a real lack of young men at the wedding. I got a sense of a dying community. The changing social contract. In you're a Westernized person, maybe some of this seems foreign, but it
is simply the reality of the life for much of the world, even in places
like Canada.I think I touched on a few of these themes a few times here: http://yaminb.blogspot.com/2018/03/the-alpha-muslim.html
The idea of living in a community is something above just living in a family. You are part of a greater whole. However, forces of Westernization are breaking these community bonds with the focus on the individual. I say that without much moral judgment. I am simply not wise enough to know if this is for the good or bad long term. Whichever way it goes, it doesn't really matter to me. If you were to ask my preference though, I feel it is a good thing.
The community bonds are formed strongly based on a social co…
So more is developing on the Toronto van mass murder. I just read a whole lot of it last night. I found out about a new 'social movement' called 'incels.' I was aware of the term as a kind of insult, but I didn't know it was an actual movement. As if someone would actually identify themselves as an incel. The other famous mass murder incel case is that of Elliot Rodget.
These cases are just mind blowing that people would commit mass murder just because people/women didn't treat them well. It's messed, but I try to understand the mindstate a little bit.
What is an Incel?
Incel basically standards for involuntary-celebate. They're basically a group who can't get sex/women and who think it is society's problem for failing to provide for them.
I have always been puzzled at the motives of the traditional Abrahamic God.
Why would God create mankind to worship him and then punish mankind with eternal torture in hell if they don't worship him? If a person were to do that, we'd probably call them some kind of Narcissistic psychopath; or some other word a professional psychiatrist would associate.
And yet, as I reflect on it, we as humans do seem to have that in common with the accounts of God. Many people get pets like dogs for the express purpose of that dog being a loyal toy to 'love' them. Now most of us wouldn't get sadistic on the dog if the dog chose not to love us and disobey us. But various degrees of people do certainly treat dogs very poorly. People can and do get sadistic on a dog if it does not obey its role to love and obey its master. In a sense, God's motives to both create and punish humanity is a very human thing.
For a more modern concept, imagine we could create people in lab; which…