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Where are the Christian suicide bombers? Actually, closer than you think

Robert Pape’s book Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism (2005) (I cannot recommend this book enough!!) is, arguably, to date the most extensive survey of suicide terrorism. In it, Pape argues that the general agreement that suicide terrorism … Continue reading

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Jesus and Mahasstava: Two similar tales of self-immolation

The story of Jesus dying to save humanity is generally accepted as bearing similar qualities to many, many stories of human saviors throughout history. In fact, many go so far as to suspect that the Jesus-on-the-cross story is a rip … Continue reading

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