Could Suicide Bombers be the Saints of the 21st Century?
[LEFT]They are willing to die for what they believe in. That is a requirement for sainthood.
They are doing what they do so others will benefit. That’s another requirement for sainthood.
They believe that God has chosen them for that mission. That’s another requirement for sainthood.
Who would kill themselves for a purpose beyond themselves other than someone who might be called a saint?
Osama Bin Laden IS a terrorist because HE is not willing to die. But he does order other people to their deaths. What if his followers said, “Why don’t you go first!” It seems like the guy in charge is never willing to sacrifice what he demands of others. But then he is the one who gets the publicity and the saint gets the death sentence. Just like in real life.[/LEFT]