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Failing to confront reality is death by one-thousand cuts

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Submitted by Rich McMahon (United States), Mar 9, 2015 at 23:40

"….I regret this – but prefer denial to the alternative."

I do not understand this – how does cowardly acceptance of a fiction, and thus suffering perpetual death by one-thousand cuts, a superior alternative to confronting the truth of manifest evil? (And the inevitable propagation of nuclear weapons promises violence will eventually increase geometrically.)

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I prefer that millions not die and that the scourge of Islamism be marginalized without non-Muslims having fully to confront this ideology.

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