In this video I present the findings of my research into self-immolation as a tool for contention. Although this project doesn’t necessarily have much to do with religion or atheism, it does briefly discuss how religion may have inspired many people to set themselves on fire in the US between 1965 and 1970. And I offer this little jab at religion:
If there is a correlation [between self-immolation in the US and religion], then it is an interesting one because these were followers of the God of Abraham, who promises no eternal reward for suicide, but rather eternal suffering.
If you’ve ever wondered why people are willing to set themselves on fire to make a political statement, you might find the answer in this video.