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Submitted by donvan (United States), Apr 7, 2008 at 19:59

The mythology of the Mu'slams is a matter of "Forced collectivism". Only if all the people "Believe" and "Submit" to the mythology of the Mu'slam can the mythology be given the force of "Law". This is the source of the conflict in this 'conflict of cultures'. Mu'slams by definition have "Submitted" to a mythology.

This fact alone disqualifies the mythology as a bona fides system of social,civilizational, or cultural organization. It has been attemped in many places and is unstainable without terrorism and brutality. As historian H. G. Wells, a critic of Western civilzation, said in his "Outline of History", the Islamic notion of "Submission" to the diety devolved into the authority of who ever has the power ie "The sword". No, Hamid, the progress of humanity comes from the very things that you find so objectionable, namely flawed and weak human beings, making bad choices,and paying the price. This is a kind of "Social Darwinism", which eliminates those individuals unwilling or incapable of social integration.

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