Watched an interview with a member of ISIS in which he “bravely” announced that he would die for the truth. Oscar Wilde described this kind of thing as, the fatality of faith, and I must say I agree.
Trading in certainties is dangerous and we don’t have to be members of Isis to do that. Be careful of things you feel absolutely certain about. If you’re anything like me, more than often they convey prejudice and preconception.
I’m no cynic, but I wonder to what extent people are prepared to suffer or even to die, not for what is true, but for what they want to be true.
Lets face it, something is not necessarily true simply because people have died for it.