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Submitted by trans-parere (Canada), Feb 18, 2008 at 00:36

Dear Mitch, you know as well as I do that it isn't a question of any freedom [of] religion. It's about denying one religion in the name of another. It's who's religion will triumph. Who will hold the ultimate authority to dictate to the unwashed masses their unique interpretation of "Gods" will. Who's God is the "real" God. "Trust me. I know what God wants." "PayPal your life savings to www. God loves you the best.com"

If it was truly as you believe, a question of religious freedom, the situation around the world would be quite different. While there still may not be religious consensus, the differing religions would be respectful of each others freedom to believe as they will, and allow the other to live according to their religious dictates with out being molested or criticized. If there was truly a freedom [of] religion there would be no compulsion in religion nor any conversion. No evangelism, no advocacy of one over the other. No missionary proselytism. No Crusaders. No Jihad's. No J.D.L. There would be no religious authoritarianism.

The trouble is all religions see themselves as an authority. The authority. I find it interesting to read those responses from the United States who are critical about what is only spoken by one socialist Protestant in the U.K. and shouted down by the majority, while a very large number of Yanks are hoping to elect a Muslim as leader of the Democrat Party and maybe to the Presidency. You may soon be governed by Allah and the Koran. Do you think the Chinese will accept your debt payments in Riyal? ;-)

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