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Comment: Re:DAESH, not ISIL (Score 1) 423

by TangoMargarine (#47978965) Attached to: US Strikes ISIL Targets In Syria

A cult is a religious group that follows a particular theological system.

Umm...as opposed to a religion that doesn't consistently follow any system? I thought we just called them "crazies" or "anarchists" or something.

I don't see what distinction you're trying to make here. I'd define a cult as having a single, charismatic leader, and a proportionally small number of adherents. Wikipedia claims "deviant and novel beliefs and practices."

Comment: Re:Why is this on Slashdot (Score 1) 423

by TangoMargarine (#47977891) Attached to: US Strikes ISIL Targets In Syria

China and Russia don't like other nations interfering on any countries sovereign soil which is near them so they have a vested interest in it.

FTFY. I'm sure China and Russia would get real riled up if somebody invaded Argentina or South Africa. In the same way, the U.S. would get pissed if someone invaded Mexico.

Comment: Re:DAESH, not ISIL (Score 1) 423

by TangoMargarine (#47977717) Attached to: US Strikes ISIL Targets In Syria

Timothy McVeigh definitely didn't cite his religion as his reason for the bombing. He was anti-government.
The guy in the second link's reasoning was apparently "I just want to take a few pieces of shit with me... just think tho, I'm gonna be fuckin famous [sic]." No mention of religion in the article.

Don't assume that white guys in the U.S. are Christian.

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