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We need to address all radicalism

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Submitted by J. E. Withee (United States), Oct 5, 2002 at 16:42

I think that radical Islam is the enemy of all secular nations. The modern secular society, where religion takes a backseat to secular law, has allowed mankind to progress to our current level of lifestyle and technology. We are angry at militant Islam, but we must understand that Christianity has done much worse in the past. (the Inquisitions, extermination of 90% of the indiginous population of the Americas, suppression of scientific fact based due to contradicting the bible.) The way I see it, Islam is just going through a period of insanity like Christianity did.

We should fight any enemy who would endager our secular societies. It is our responsibility to spread an reason to the rest of the world. In the broadest sense I think our war should be with all who value their religious beliefs more than logic and reason. Because when you belief another person is going to burn in hell already, why not do whatever it takes to send them there?

J.E.W.
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