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Muslims should show some respect to others' religions.

A thoughtful and timely piece on muslim governments. A must read if you are trying to understand the middle east.

For the record, I have absolutely nothing against muslims. However, I have a big problem with religions parading as governments whether christian, hindu, or muslim....

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Another example of fear based intimidation tactics used to control the masses.
These ways of promoting a belief make it hard to believe that there is any truth in what they are promoting and believe that there are underlying agendas to their cause. It is usually in some way related to control of the money. The one with the most money. Buys the power, and so it goes and goes and goes.............
Divide and conquer. If they cannot gather. They cannot organize. They cannot unify their strength. They cannot revolt or alter the powers to be.
These tactics are used all over the world and have been for centuries.
When the power is held on untruths. The power eventually falls and another steps in and another and another and another...........and so it goes.
Ain't this an interesting world.
Greed, pride and fear. What a way to run the world.

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No different from the designs by the religious right on this country.

The Founding Fathers wrote the First Amendment and the Establishment Clause the way they did for a reason. To keep religion, any religion from destroying us as a nation.

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In a word, what have most of the wars throughout history been about?

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POWER Thumbs up

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No... religion.

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I also think most wars are for more power and religion is just used to fuel the flames. Religion in most countries ia as much a time bomb as asking if a .270 is a good calibre for elk. Thumbs up

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No no no, MOOSE! Big smile

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it all boils down to power,controling a people through religion is a source of power.

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Such a cynical view. I could just as easily say war is freedom. Power recoined is freedom.

If war is not freedom, how does one frame the revolutionary war or the civil war?

War is sometimes good, war is sometimes bad, but regardless war is always failure. For most it depends on what side their on and what propaganda their drinking. Oooops, I'm starting to sound cynical...

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cowgal wrote:
No... religion.

No, religion is the EXCUSE.

All wars, throughout history, have been fought because someone wanted more power, land, or money. For most of those wars, the despot who wanted power, land, or money used religion as a way to get the population to think it would be in their own best interest to fight the war.

For the definitive treatise on why co-mingling government and religion only serves to diminish both, read Thomas Jefferson's essay on The Virginia Act for Establishing Religious Freedom. And MMichaelAK is right, this very sort of diminishment is exactly what some in the Religious Right wish for the United States.

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