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IDOLATRY!

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Submitted by Chayim Yenkel (Canada), Sep 13, 2006 at 11:24

God alone is holy. Not His name, not His prophets, but God alone. Holiness that spreads from God first to this great prophet, then to this lesser one, thus to this king or this cleric, this teacher, this imam to this promising student to that student's beloved gerbil in his cage is a primitive and corrupt debasement of all that is holy.

Nothing is holy but God. Put his name in the bottom of your sneakers, write it with ketchup in a urinal! God is still holy no matter what. His holiness is independent of ours. We can choose to come near or to stay away. It's our decision, our loss, our gain. This Nike complaint is all irrational primitive gibberish. Worship the Haram al Sharif or the Temple Mount, worship the bones of the saints, worship the images of your prophets: you are all idolaters locked away from God with no way in to His presence. Submit to God, not to His creatures or any representation of God or His creatures! God's name defiled on a Nike? What nonsense!

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