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Saturday, 17 March 2012 17:47

American Soldier Murdered for Being Atheist

Written by  Marquez Comelab
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An American Soldier - Spc. Jose Ramirez was murdered by another soldier - Justin Green. Green's siter believes he killed Ramirez "because Ramirez did not believe in God". "Green, his sister Brittany and friend Stephanie Heaston-Corral worked together to hide the body and clean up".

According to a police report (posted by Rawstory.com),

"After burying the body, the group went to Brittany's apartment, ordered a pizza and bread sticks with Ramirez's credit card, and Brittany signed it using Ramirez's last name."

"Texas Ranger Marshall W. Thomas claimed in his report that officers detected blood at a rural home in Petrolia, Texas after two individuals with knowledge of the crime came forward. They discovered the soldier's body buried face down in a shallow grave, with both of his legs sticking out of the ground, covered by a tire and random trash..."

Where is the power of religion to guide people to be moral? Where is this wise, loving god to guide Green away from committing such brutality?

Last modified on Sunday, 24 June 2012 16:47


  • Comment Link ... Tuesday, 01 October 2013 11:36 posted by ...

    I agree, people always say that where would we get our morals from without religion? To that I say, from your own moral compass. Humans are by instinct a very good species, before being influenced by civilizations and religions humans were one of the most peaceful species on the planet. Religions, including the Ancient religions have corrupted humanity. I'm an ex-christian and I'll tell you Christianity does have a violent impact on you. It makes you hate people who don't believe and even want to kill then, like in this story. Now I would never even think of harming anyone despite disliking organized religion. I mean to be honest, I don't give a flying fuck if someone believes in a deity, it's organized religion that I'm opposed to.

  • Comment Link Marquez Saturday, 09 March 2013 23:35 posted by Marquez

    When I asked, "Where is the power of religion to guide people to be moral? Where is this wise, loving god to guide Green away from committing such brutality?", I actually meant it more as a rhetorical question. They were made mainly to state that religions do not have the power to guide people to moral behavior. In this case, it actually misled people to commit a brutal and unjust crime.

    For me, this, as well as many of the reference I refer to, are merely what you would expect when there is no such thing as gods or a god controlling or manipulating people.

    This case is to me just an example of how people act on beliefs that they believe is true, even if there is no evidence that it is true. Green and his sister have deluded themselves enough to believe that it is okay to kill a fellow human being just because he did not believe the same homicidal dogma they believed in.

    Killing an atheist because they do not have the same belief system you do is never excusable in much the same way as you would like not to be killed just because you hold a different set of religious beliefs.

    It does seem to me that you are leaving open, and are accepting of the possibility that the god you believe in, does allow and condone such things to happen. In fact, what you seem to be saying is that it is unfortunate that Ramirez was killed but it was somehow a result of his choice to not believe in the same god his murderers believed in, or in any god for that matter. Is that what you are saying?

  • Comment Link Random apologist Monday, 03 December 2012 10:21 posted by Random apologist

    To answer your question about where God is to guide Green, consider the following. There are many things in life that can't be quantified. There are not statistics on measuring emotion exactly, we only know that it exists. Love is one of those things. If anyone person has been in a relationship with another person and has shared what some may call a "deep connection", this may involve a feeling of what can be described as love which manifests itself in the amount of trust that one person shows another. An absence of trust and or love often times manifests itself in one or both people in any relationship attempting to exact some type of control or manipulation on the other. This is NOT love. Therefore it's reasonable to deduce that a truly loving God will never try and control us rather show that love by giving us the freedom to make our choices, right or wrong...and as history proves, sometimes horribly wrong.


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