The power of faith
Here is an example of the power of faith:
To exercise faith is to deliberately attempt to be more certain of something than the evidence warrants, and the idea that doing this is somehow a virtue is an idea which it is time for us to abandon. Faith is not a good idea, it never was. Faith is institutionalized idiocy, and those who exercise faith put themselves and those they teach their faith to at great risk of being exploited.
If there is anything to be ashamed of here, it is faith.
Update: There’s a thread on metafilter about this which brings up the possibility that this story may be “atrocity propaganda,” which it might well be, for all I know. Certainly a possibility worth considering.