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I'd rather have a fundamentalist Christian America than a fundamentalist Muslim one

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Submitted by DrRJP (United States), Feb 13, 2008 at 19:02

first of all, there are no parallels to fundamentalist Islam with any other religion. A fundamentalist Christian world is still well-rooted in the Ten Commandments, and no matter how tyrannical and irrational their beliefs and behaviors may seem to secularists and atheists, it is a quantum leap better than Wahabism. You will not find fundamental Christians calling for the deaths of non-believers: that nonsense ended with the terminatio of the Spanish Inquisition.

Likewise, fundamental Christians celebrate life and self-sacrifice for the welfare of others, while the other fundamentalists celebrate death, martyrdom, and a pornographic afterlife. Britain has never gotten into their thick heads who are the bad guys and who are the good guys in the Middle East. Historically, they have been irrationally anti-Semitic and hostile towards Israel while being thoroughly obsequious to Arabs and their totalitarian governments. Because of their duality, the British are thoroughly to blame for creating the Arab-Israeli conflict. Thanks to the way they arbitrarily divided up the former Ottoman Empire, they also helped cause the conflicts between India and Pakistan, Kuwait and Iraq, Iran and Iraq, Iraq and the Kurds, and Turkey and the Kurds.

But, I digress. If you think the U.S. is all about sucking up to the Saudis, we don't even hold a candle to Europe in that department. Europe is totally secular and multicultural, so it should come as no surprise that they would cave into Muslim demands for insinuating Sha'ria law into civil law. Sorry to say but there's no way that America could survive being a totally secular society or a totally Christian society. For every push towards religion that America Christians make is countered by a push towards secularism that atheists make, and that's a good thing! America is grounded on individual freedoms and collective rights which serve to balance eash other.

Our three independent branches of government are superior to any single branch of government in the world. Not all governments that have more than one branch exhibt true separation. Not even in domocracies. Our founding fathers ensured tha America would not be ruled by a monarchy, and no matter how dictatorial you think Dubya is, he couldn't do squat without a congress and a judical system backing him up. What' more worrisome to Americans now is not what Bush does in his final days, but what the next leader will do, given the poor selection of candidates from which we have to choose. It 's all a matter of degrees now as to how far to the left each candidate is leaning.

But, I digress again. American better take note of what is happening in Britain and Europe and get on-board the right train to preserving and protecting the Union from the insidious onslaught of fundamentalists whose ideological views are antithetical to those of America.

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