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Submitted by Mohammed Waza Khiddif Id'ullah (Australia), May 10, 2015 at 07:14

"Yes, move over, Adolph Hitler, you plagiarer!)"

PlagiarIST!!

".Remember that Islam and Islamofascism are essentially schisms of Judaism;.."

That is definitely not my understanding at all. Islam pilfered bits of Judaism and Christianity and most likely bits of Zoroastrianism- but it is apart from that the product of the febrile but clever mind of a borderlne insane bedouin.

No Jewish prophet ever had such grandiose delusions or became such an example of hypocritcal self-indulgence. In fact he was mocked by local Jews - they saw right through him. There always have been deluded but very persuasive and charismatic miscreants preying on people's spiritual sensibilities in order to usurp and maintain power. We see this all the time - Rasputin, Jim Jones, Charles Manson, David Koresh and irrelevant idiots such as our very own latest reincarnation of Jesus, living in rural Queensland. In Mo's case - like Hitler in Germany , islam worked very well for the spread of arab hegemony across the region.

"..For instance, the world has been shifting its worldview from one controlled by unseen, mysterious spirits to one presumably controlly by forces we fully understand and control. ..."

Quantum physicists will tell you the opposite and say that fundamentally we live in an exceedingly strange reality.. The more that is understood - more questions arise. "The Universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose." (No , that's not from a banner in a gay rights parade.) Earlier scientists also cast doubt on our ability to comprehend - see for example pre-WW2 Arthur Eddington's thoughts. Our current infatuation with our "sauber und effizient" technology gives us the delusion of understanding and control - but this quickly unravels in the face of any natural or manmade extremes - where we're brought back to our senses with a sudden shock. We're still very human and very limited without our tech toys.

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