It appears that people everywhere on earth are suffering the effects of an undiagnosed disease we may call sick worldview. The disease can really be alarming. When two sick worldviews are at war with each other -- as, for example, rationalistic materialism and psychopathic apocalypticism – all hell can break out. And has.
People with grand worldviews use their views to justify crimes against humanity, each of course in their own peculiar way, be it flamboyantly barbaric or ignobly hypocritical. What they have in common is a system of self-deception that permits them to dehumanize and if need be destroy their enemies. History is the charnel house where the victims of other people’s pictures of reality are continually piling up.