The world is again witness to a horrifically barbaric execution.
26-year-old Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kaseasbeh, doused in flammable liquid, awaits execution.
The idolatrous transformation – of the relative into the absolute,
and the all-too-human into the divine – makes it possible
for man to indulge his ugliest passion, in the firm belief
that he is working for the highest good. – Aldous Huxley
Following the murderous attacks on both the men and women, at the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo, by members of al-Qaida, the entire world was further saddened by the barbarous beheading of Japanese Journalist Kenji Goto. And, while little hope was held out, last Tuesday’s brutal immolation of 26-year-old Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kaseasbeh, went truly beyond the pale.*
To be ashamed of one’s immorality: That is a step on the staircase,
at whose end, one is also ashamed of one’s morality.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
*Click link for details. (Warning – very graphic.)