1. Intense, sharp, overmastering fear
2. An instance or cause of intense fear or anxiety; quality of causing terror
1. To fill or overcome with terror
2. To dominate or coerce by intimidation
3. To produce widespread fear by acts of violence
1. The use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes
2. The state of fear and submission produced by terrorism or terrorization
3. A terroristic method of governing or of resisting government
1. A person, usually a member of a group, who uses or advocates terrorism
2. A person who terrorizes or frightens others
Looking at the definitions of terror, terrorize, terrorism and terrorist it becomes clear to see that despite being tagged the land of the free and home of the brave, America is actually ruled by terrorists who use fear as a measure of ruling. If you really break it down to a basic principle, Christians in general are terrorists. They use the fear of eternal damnation to coerce people into following their beliefs and craft laws on the basis of their religion.
I realize that this idea is a huge change from what a lot of the masses think, but it is time that we are honest with ourselves and with each other. This is especially the case when you can’t go for a week in America without the news of a mass shooting occurring.
In one breath people are condemning the refugees from Syria and congress is fighting to refuse them admission into a nation that was founded by refugees of one sort or another. Then in the next breath they are all but congratulating an individual that perpetrated an act of terrorism in Colorado because it wasn’t in line with what they believe.
Masses of people are condemned to the label of terrorist simply because of what faith they follow, while you have the good old gun loving white American murdering countless innocent children and they are labeled “sick” or “mentally ill”. Let’s name them what they are, and that is terrorists.
Groups like the NRA are terrorist organizations, and their members are terrorists.
When you camp out in front of a place of worship with firearms, you are not protesting. You are terrorizing a group of people that have done nothing but contribute to the community that they live in. What is worse is the fact that if there were a group of Muslim, Wiccan, Pagan, Buddhist, etc. people camped outside of a Christian church, they would be arrested.
This has to stop.
We need to take a stand against terrorism, no matter who perpetrates it. We need to call it what it is and stop blaming a group of innocent people for the crimes of radicals. Claiming that a group of people should be judged on the actions of the few would condemn the entire world on the basis of their so-called leaders. It is unjust, it is detrimental and it is discriminatory. Unless you want your faith judged on the basis of the radicals, maybe it’s time to take a stand.