Believing Absurdities in Order to Commit Atrocities

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork here, being shared by the page, “The Rule of Freedom,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

“What is the difference between throwing 500 babies into a fire and throwing fire from aeroplanes on 500 babies? There is none.” – Captain Philip S. Mumford, former British Officer in Iraq

“What is the difference between throwing 500 babies into a fire and throwing fire from aeroplanes on 500 babies? There is none.” – Captain Philip S. Mumford, former British Officer in Iraq

My Commentary: “Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.” – Voltaire

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