The Divine Love Story: Suicide Bombings and After-Life Love

Stransky, Clayton (2008) The Divine Love Story: Suicide Bombings and After-Life Love. [Essay or Creative Nonfiction]

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    Abstract

    In recent years much has been said about suicide bombers and what compels them into action. Political causes are aired over the radio and TV daily, proclaiming that some recent suicide attack was committed in the name of a group or an ideal. There must be more at work than simple politics and national strife. Perhaps the enticement lies not in this world at all, or in this life for that matter, but somewhere outside our sphere of understanding. Somehow the person committing this devastating act has been largely ignored. I think the real root for these attacks lies in isolation and loneliness. As Hammarskjold suggests, isolation can pilot us toward things so grand, that we will die for them.

    Item Type: Essay or Creative Nonfiction
    Created by Student or Faculty: Student
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Student Writing Awards
    Subjects: School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences > English
    School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences > Religious Studies
    School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences > Sociology
    School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences > Writing Program
    Depositing User: Brian Slone
    Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2012 13:43
    Last Modified: 13 Apr 2012 13:43
    URI: http://eprints.fortlewis.edu/id/eprint/35


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