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Hindus and Greeks both polytheists

Reader comment on item: When Conservatives Argue about Islam
in response to reader comment: Indian Question - Recommended Approach

Submitted by Lonely in Kabul (United States), Jul 11, 2007 at 23:24

Precisely correct that Hindu society parallels ancient Greek society. However you have completely ignored two critical facts:

A. Western society is founded on Judeo-Christian morality.
B. Judeo-Christian morality has always been antithetical to polytheism.

For example, Jews every year celebrate a violent uprising against the installation of an altar to the Greek god Zeus in the temple. Jews and Christians uphold the Bible teaching of Moses ordering the execution of all Israelite men who worshiped the golden calf (an odd parallel to Hinduism?)

The Mughal emperors essentially paved the way for the British Raj. Brits and the Muslims have a much closer belief structure than either do with polytheists.

The hatred that pours from your tirade is not just a hatred of Islam, it is a hatred of all monotheistic people and their way of life. No wonder the Raj viewed its opponents as primitive savages yearning to be tamed.


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