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To whom it may concern

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Submitted by Kamal Krazie (Canada), Jul 4, 2007 at 13:10

I am overwhelmed by a great sorrow for Syed ( & his ilk) who squanders life's precious gifts of reason and logic for abject religious indoctrination. To attempt a rational debate which such a failed intellect is tantamount to attempting to resurrect the living dead. People like Syed are incapable of projecting beyond their religious beliefs, they are an enigma completely devoid of spiritualism and possessed by a bewilderment which is the consequence of sucking at the teat of intolerance from birth. The nearest analogy would be to compare this pathology to the Sisyphus complex.

In Greek mythology Sisyphus was condemned to ceaselessly rolling a huge boulder to the top of a mountain, whence the rock would fall back on its own weight. There is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor, a labor striped of all logic and meaning. However the dementia evolved, where this constant struggle (Jihad) in itself became enough to completely fill one's, heart, mind and soul! Hence a society perceives Sisyphus has happy and righteous and emulates him! From the moment absurdity is accepted and venerated it becomes a passion, a lust that is the most harrowing of all. It is argued that Sisyphus is truly happy precisely because the futility of his task (Jihad) is beyond doubt; the certainty of Sisyphus' fate frees him to recognize the absurdity of his plight and to carry out his actions with contented acceptance in total bliss!

I ask again can one debate with this type of mentality????? Arguments outside the reality of that ‘damn rock' simply does not register nor matter. The focus required to push that boulder leaves no room for interruptions. !!! That ‘Damned Boulder' needs to remain at the top of the mountain for the ‘whole damned world' to see an prostrate too... Inch'Allah.....!!!

Beware of Syed's trade mark closings of "I love you" And "Peace be with you" it reminds me of an other fable...... on how the scorpion fooled the toad......

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