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Naziism and Islam have some telling similarities and differences

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Submitted by Charles Martel (United States), Mar 13, 2008 at 14:45

I nominate Julio's for the "25 strangest comments" list

I didn't know there were any adherents of the Samaritan branch of Judaism left (not meant to be insulting -- that is genuinely interesting and I'll wager not well known at all.)

I think the comparison of Naziism and Islam is extremely telling, and Islam comes out as more powerful (albeit comparably evil.)

Naziism was an Islam wannabe. It was violent, dynamic, and supremacist like Islam.

BUT it never attained the meta-rational power of a religion (like Islam) although it definitely tried. I think Naziism could not get past its agnostic attitude toward God, which meant that ultimately one could evaluate Naziism rationally. History indicates to me that a non-rational idea (like racial purity or the Marxist inevitable march toward socialism) lacks the staying power of a religion.

Apparently, many or most people intuit there is a God, and once you think you've found how to please Him -- that sticks from generation to generation.

Not many Nazis managed to pass on Naziism to their children after 1945, nor Communists in Russia after 1991 -- but Moslems have done so for 1400 years, and some Egyptian Christians have done the same for their religion since 640.

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missing the point... [74 words]donvanMar 11, 2008 08:02121728
Naziism and Islam have some telling similarities and differences [205 words]Charles MartelMar 13, 2008 14:45121728
Re: Naziism and Islam have some telling similarities and differences [432 words]Julio AlvaradoMar 15, 2008 16:45121728
Julio Alvarado, Nazism and Islam, similarities and differences [482 words]InfidelMar 17, 2008 15:02121728

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