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in response to reader comment: Israelites, the Blessed

Submitted by Charles Fortner (United States), May 13, 2006 at 01:02

JM the issue here is academic freedom and the competence of people to think for themselves without whining to some babysitter of orthodoxy about the ideas to which they are exposed. Count me among those who consider Israel either among the things that have a right to exist or not, much as planets have a right, or gravity has a right or love has a right to exist-things are as they are and we should not shrink from confronting them and if a god takes offense at questioning then perhaps it is because he deserves to be questioned and I do not doubt my competence to do so regardless of the power behind his threats or yours.

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