Here is an article about a crazy lady (left) who slaughtered a dog for chewing on her Bible. Some atheist blogs blame Christianity for this horrendous act. Similarly, recently a crazy dude (right) shot a US congresswoman. Some Democrats blame Republican rhetoric for this horrendous act.
I agree that the Bible has disgusting, violent, abusive rhetoric is many areas. Likewise many talk radio shows use aggressive rhetoric — though I have heard the same on the left too.
But I have absolutely NO desire to get into political controversy here – it is not the point of the post. Instead, I want to know how you feel about the role of rhetoric vs. craziness in these horrible events. I think both events invite similar analysis. So I thought I’d try this questionnaire.