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To Paul--a Rebuttal

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Submitted by Leah (United States), Aug 29, 2006 at 16:40

"Anyone with an iota of intellegence will realise that islam, as with other religions is a simple control mechanism for the great unwashed"(my emphasis)

Let me get this straight...You're saying that religion is solely brainwashing crap? You're saying that thousands of years of love, devotion, and study that make up the world's greatest religions ultimately amounts to an evil method by which authorities control one's mind? You're saying that the texts which with civilization has toiled over and from which civilization has derived such concepts as law, morality, and loving-kindness are ultimately crap? Have you studied these religions?

Does Thomas Aquinas or Maimonides strike you as someone with "an iota of intelligence"? What about Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.? All of these intellectual giants loved religion. And yet they had an "iota of intelligence." There is definitely a flaw in your logic.

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