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Submitted by keith (United States), Sep 15, 2007 at 20:18

Democracy and the auditing of religions: It a little hard to see those two going hand in hand. Once the auditors get the power what will stop them? They will likely come for you after they finish with the likes of me. And when I refuse to comply with their regulations or prohibitions, what will they do? Imprison me? Kill me? Blackball me? Take my credit away? Then how will they be different from Islamists who wish harm upon me right now? I'll have merely traded one danger for another, and that only because of my beliefs, not because of my actions.

For if it is incivility that is the measure now it won't be long before it is the disagreeableness of my doctrines, then perhaps my parentage or upbringing. This is an orwellian future we would be better off without. Naturally you will say you have no intention of carrying things so far. Tell that to, among others, six million Jews who can't listen because they are dead.

If you are not willing to protect even those with whom you disagree you will end up being complicit in their sufferings. When that day comes I'll be hiding muslims in my basement from the likes of you. That is, if I am not hiding somewhere myself.

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