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Religious fundamentalism spreading

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Submitted by Claire (United States), Feb 20, 2008 at 07:13

I think we need to correct our laws. In the US, this would mean ending "faith-based funding" where tax money is taken from citizens against their will and given to "religious" organizations to provide social services. Of course, the religious organizations prosyletize to people in their darkest hour, when they need shelter and clothing and are hungry. Another loophole is "private school vouchers." This is another way money is taken from citizens against their will and given to religious organizations, which are not supposed to use it for religious purposes, so they just use it to build the buildings, etc., and then use their own money for the religious propaganda.

Finally, a major problem with Islam is it's not just a religion. It's more similar to communism or capitalism. In fact, Bin Laden compared Islam to capitalism--not to a religion as we understand that term in the West.

We cannot properly ban people's religions or books, but we can certainly set up our governments so they don't fund religious practices and indoctrination.

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