I know that ‘Getting Saved’ doesn’t really fit within any classical idea of economics, but then again, terrorism doesn’t either.Â And, I really want to bang on this drum one more time because it’s a vital point that no one seems to be getting.
I don’t have kids, so what I’m about to say is pretty theoretical. But, I can IMAGINE wanting my kids to go to heaven. I mean, we would ALL like our kids to have life after death, right? You want your kids to have a good life? Well, what could be better than being sure that your kids have a great ETERNAL life?
Well, NOTHING could be better than that.
And, if you see your kids going off the rails, drinking and getting into trouble… well, you’d start to worry. In fact, if one of your kids fell TOO far from the tree… well, you’d start to wonder if being a suicide bomber wouldn’t be the best thing for them.
Or, think of it this way.
If you are a devout Christian, you want to see your kids baptized and go to church.
If you are a devout Jew, you want to see your kids circumcised (if they are boys) and go to synagogue.
If you are a devout Muslim… well, I guess that you want your kids to be suicide bombers?
I know that this is an over-simplification of the issue and that there are devout Muslims who do NOT seeÂ Islam in this way, but I also know that the majority of devout Muslims DO see it this way.
So, the next time you see a suicide bomber’s family rejoice, remember that there’s a very real reason why they are doing so.
Their kid gotÂ saved, and is frolicking in eternal bliss.
Gotta love it.Â