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Submitted by Jackdaw (United States), Nov 18, 2006 at 18:18

Thank you for your civil and candid response to my rejoinder. Again, with respect, your logic is muddled by multicultralism and moral relativity. You apparenty believe in egalitarianism with regard to religion, culture, and moral values. But ALL RELIGIONS ARE NOT EQUAL. ALL CULTURES ARE NOT EQUAL. ALL VALUES ARE NOT EQUAL.

The Hindu religion and culture brutalizes the Dalit casts and women in general. The Islamic Qur'an and Hadiths declare violence and intolerance of other religions and cultures to be supremely virtuous. Draconian Sharia Islamic Law exerts tyranny not justice. We could look at Communism, Taoism, Shintoism, Buddism et al. These religions and their cultures have values that are antithetical to Western values. Slavery, tyranny, and oppression are not morally equal to the political and religious feedom of the individual. Democratic governments are not equal to Stalinist or Maoist, or Nazi Fascist regimes.

Capitalism, warts and all, is an ecomomic system that shames any form of collectivism. Multiculturalism is the theory that all cultures are morally equal, none better than any other. Cultural and moral relativism is the theory that there are no absolutes of right or wrong, the culture defines the morality inherent in it in an on going basis. What is legal and acceptable today may be unlawful tomorrow. Multiculturalism and moral relativism turn history on its head. They do violence to logic and common sense. Multicultralism, diversity and tolerance, all synonyms as defined by the politically correct Orwellian Newspeak, are the highest values of those who have no convictions.

You, dear friend, have bought into this scheme and it has befuddled and robbed you of basic common sense. Finally, the Christian Faith is incomparable in the history of mankind to any philosophy, religion, or ideology, notwithstanding the failures of its putative practitioners from time to time. The failure of the Roman Catholic Church to live up to its own confession does not give you a pass. Jesus Christ has not failed you; he rose from the dead, your sins are forgiven when sincerely repented and he sits at the right hand of the Father and will come again to judge the living and the dead according to the Gospel. God Bless you dfwhite.

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