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On September 16 2013 Aaron Alexis shot twelve people and eventually himself at a Navy Yard Buddhism is typically known as a religion of no violence but in Alexiss case his religion did not stop him The question is if religion plays a dominant role in how people behave Alexis himself was previously in the service which brings up another important question could his time in the Navy traumatize him enough to kill twelve peopleAlexiss religion was not enough to keep him from doing his crime so could other factor be involved Alexis being a Navy reservist for nearly three years could have been emotional disturbed by his times in the service Could this factor be enough to drive a man into a shooting rampage Or could his motive just be a psychological disorder running through his veinsThe problem in this situation is understanding whether or not factors such as possible Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and emotional distress could push a man so far from his peaceful Buddhist religion into a shooting spree Alexiss emotions on the Navy obviously affected him for the rest of his life after he got out of the service In Theory of Knowledge we learned that emotion is based upon a person and their perspective which means that the only person that could understand how Alexis truly felt is Alexis The true motives of Alexis will never be understood by the public or the victims families for the reason of emotion Understanding Alexiss religion could attempt at filling the empty space of his reasoning Being that Alexis was a Buddhist and with the use of religious knowledge systems we can see that his religion did not stand for what he did With knowledge of his previous employer the Navy we can understand that it was more of emotional aspects that drove Aaron Alexis to do his crime This means that no matter you faith or no faith religion is not
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