Disputed photo of Mullah Omar, commander of the Taliban in AfghanistanAn example of the problem with religion in general, has been revealed in glaring detail this weekend, in Times Square, of all places. The AP (via Google News) reports on a failed Islamist-terrorist attack in New York City (WebCite cached article):

The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility in a video released Sunday for the attempted car bomb attack in Times Square in New York City.

In the 1 minute, 11 second video allegedly released by the Pakistani Taliban, the group says the attack is revenge for the death of its leader, Baitullah Mehsud, and the recent slayings of the top leaders of al-Qaida in Iraq — Abu Omar al-Baghdadi and Abu Ayyub al-Masri — who were killed by U.S. and Iraqi troops last month north of Baghdad.

An unidentified speaker on the tape, uncovered by the U.S-based SITE monitoring group, also says the attack comes in response to American “interference and terrorism in Muslim Countries, especially in Pakistan.”

The skeptic in me realizes this claim of responsibility has yet to be confirmed. So this failed attack might not have been their work. I admit that right up front. However, even if they weren’t responsible for it, they have been responsible for some pretty horrific terrorist attacks in the last week or so … including poisoning a girls’ school in Afghanistan (cached article). Trying to poison schoolgirls? How depraved and amoral can one get?

In any event, this is a sterling example of the problem of confusing spiritual and metaphysical beliefs with objective reality, and assuming them to be a mandate requiring one to inflict them on the planet — by force if necessary. Metaphysics has become deadly, folks … and our enslavement to it simply must end. Now. The sooner the better.

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