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Millennial Idealists Get Murdered: Not All Humans are “Kind” By Richard Miller

     It is poor taste to laugh or even be smug about other peoples’ misfortunes, even if they are stupid. Thus I never watch those so called comedy video shows which typically have people having accidents. They may not die, but often get hurt. I don’t see human misery as a joking matter. Nevertheless that does not mean that we cannot deduce lessons of life from the stupid things that some people have done, especially liberals who have a deeply flawed idealistic view of the world.
  https://www.pluralist.com/posts/1824-millennial-couple-bikes-near-isis-territory-thinking-humans-are-kind-and-gets-killed

“Evil is a make-believe concept we’ve invented to deal with the complexities of fellow humans.” An idealistic young American couple was killed in an Islamic State-claimed terrorist attack last month while on a cycling trip around the world. Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan, both 29, last year quit their office jobs in Washington, DC, to embark on the journey. Austin, who worked for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Geoghegan, who worked in the Georgetown University admissions office, decided that they’re were wasting their lives working.

“I’ve grown tired of spending the best hours of my day in front of a glowing rectangle, of coloring the best years of my life in swaths of grey and beige,” Austin wrote on his blog before he quit. “I’ve missed too many sunsets while my back was turned. Too many thunderstorms went unwatched, too many gentle breezes unnoticed.”

However, Austin and Geoghegan’s dream trip came to a tragic and gruesome end when they got to Tajikistan, a weak state with a known terrorist threat that shares a border with Afghanistan, where ISIS and other terrorist groups are highly active. They were riding their bikes through the country on July 29 when a car rammed them, according to CBS News. Five men got out of the car and stabbed the couple to death along with two other cyclists, one from Switzerland and the other from the Netherlands.

Two days later, ISIS released a video showing the same men sitting in front of the group’s black flag. They looked at the camera and vowed to kill “disbelievers,” according to The New York Times. Some conservatives have framed the tragedy as a cautionary tale about not just the perils of travel but also naivete in general. In their telling, an overly generous understanding of human nature is behind much of today’s progressive movement, including calls to radically scale back immigration enforcement and policing and support for socialism.”

     There you have it. Not all of the lower levels of the left are demonically evil; there are many idealistic people who simply have swallowed a delusional view of the world, and they frequently come to harm. Kiddies, do not do this at home, or anywhere. Ever. Above all, believe that evil does exist in the world; be free to wonder about the nature of good and of God at your leisure, but there really are people out there who will delight in killing you. Sorry, reality is hard and cold. Original sin is with us still:
  https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/what-is-the-biblical-evidence-for-original-sin 
  https://aleteia.org/2017/03/19/is-there-psychological-evidence-for-original-sin/

 

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