One of the easiest ways to find out what’s important to a group of people — whether it’s a country, a culture, a congregation, or whatever — is to look at who they honor in death. If you do that, you can find out pretty quickly what traits they think are important and what characteristics they want to emulate. The ancient Greeks built shrines to heroes and kings who won great battles. Nearly every culture, until recently, has honored people for similar reasons.
If you go back through history — at least if you ignore satanic cults and fundamentalist terror groups — you’d be hard-pressed to find any group of people that goes out of its way to honor the most disordered and destructive members of