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Apparently there are multiple attacks on Churches around the world as people gather to celebrate Easter.  First reports are just in Sri Lanka over 250 dead and over 400 injured.  Pakistan deployed soldiers to protect all of the Churches.

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At least 7 bombs exploded all over city targeting tourists and Christians.  It’s like a war zone out there.

 

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Still no word on who was behind the attacks although it is a near certainty that Christians and Tourist were the targets.  

 

Sri Lanka went thru one of the nastiest civil wars in history between government forces and the Tamil Tigers.  The tigers were at one time one of the most violent terrorist groups around, but they lost in 2009, and haven't been heard from much since that time.  And they usually didn't specifically target Christians, as some of them are Christians.  

Could be Islamic extremist, but there is talk of a more militant group of Buddhist arising.  That is all we need.  

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1 hour ago, Davidson Deac II said:

Could be Islamic extremist, but there is talk of a more militant group of Buddhist arising.  That is all we need.  

Militant and Buddhist don’t go in the same sentence, they wouldn’t be Buddhist than. 

It was Islamic. 

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1 hour ago, Harbingers said:

Militant and Buddhist don’t go in the same sentence, they wouldn’t be Buddhist than. 

It was Islamic. 

You would think, but I studied Sri Lanka for a while, and its a unique situation.  And fwiw, there are those who say true Muslims, or true Christians, or practitioners of multiple other religions, would not be violent.  No matter the religion, when humans are involved, they can find a way to use it for violence.

https://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/irf/2004/35520.htm

 

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On June 19 and 20, following the introduction of the Ministerial anti-conversion draft bill, large groups, including Buddhist monks, attacked the Christian Fellowship Church in Wadduwa. In response to the June 19 incident, police remained at the church for protection. On June 20, police also were attacked in their attempts to guard the church. Police issued an arrest warrant for one of the Buddhist monks involved in the June 20 attack, but at the end of the period covered by the report, they had not located him.

On May 23, a mob of armed men attacked the Assembly of God church in Yakkala and assaulted the church members. Police officials arrested three persons, and a trial is pending for September.

On May 17, a crowd threatened the pastor of the Prayer Tower Church in Mahawewa in reaction to a rumor that he was building a Bible school. To date police officials have made no arrests.

On April 11, the Christian Fellowship Church in Wadduwa was attacked by a mob led by a Buddhist monk. Attackers threw rocks at the church and attempted to beat worshippers with sticks. Police are investigating the incident. Also on April 11, the residence of the pastor of the Assembly of God church in Ampara District was firebombed. No injuries were reported in the attack, and the police were investigating; however, at the end of the period covered by this report, there were no further details.

 

Don't get me wrong, it could be and likely is due to Islamic terror groups, but its to early to say for certain.

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10 hours ago, Harbingers said:

Militant and Buddhist don’t go in the same sentence, they wouldn’t be Buddhist than. 

It was Islamic. 

It wouldn't be the first time a faith was bastardized for nefarious ends

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a faith was bastardized.  that's rich.  faith is the bastardization of the human mind.   if you can be convinced to believe in fairy tales you can be convinced of anything.  the first step is getting you to believe, the next step is manipulating you into a controllable state thru that faith.    

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1 hour ago, raz said:

a faith was bastardized.  that's rich.  faith is the bastardization of the human mind.   if you can be convinced to believe in fairy tales you can be convinced of anything.  the first step is getting you to believe, the next step is manipulating you into a controllable state thru that faith.    

You can certainly have that viewpoint, but you can't divorce yourself from the fact that you can't function in your daily life without having faith in something.... so good luck with that.

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41 minutes ago, twylyght said:

You can certainly have that viewpoint, but you can't divorce yourself from the fact that you can't function in your daily life without having faith in something.... so good luck with that.

you are stupid 

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3 minutes ago, PhillyB said:

you are stupid 

Getting that from anyone on this board is a compliment these days

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4 minutes ago, PhillyB said:

you are stupid 

He has faith in thinking his ignorance makes him superior. 

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27 minutes ago, ARSEN said:

Sri Lanka said international groups responsible for the attack.

With help from international groups. 

Nations Thawahid Jaman (NTJ), a little-known local Islamist group which has previously defaced Buddhist statues.

There is also a huge rift between the president and prime minister in the country. 

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