DeppInTheHeartOfTexas wrote:gemini, the party never ends so you can't be late! The suicide bombers are a good example of doing something for the "greater good" as one perceives it to be. There have been so many atrocities that have been committed for political or religious reasons for centuries. It boggles the mind.
What you said here made me remember that I had copied out a quote years ago from a book called Blackbird Days by Ken Chowder (1980): Will loaded his [ceramic] pots into the trunk of his car carefully, wrapping them with newspaper and laying them side by side in a bed of crumpled news. Around the world there had been small wars: a question of religion was answered with theological spatterings from machine guns; a division of opinion as to the ownership of a certain territory was resolved by the destruction of same (Solomon's justice); humans of one tint made colorful messes on the street with those of another; these all chronicled by black markings on soft white paper."