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The Catholic mass and evangelicals as the saviors from Islam

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Submitted by Claire (United States), Oct 3, 2007 at 13:57

I see your point. However, Catholicism itself was created by power brokers with an agenda, so it has never been as rock solid spiritually as people might imagine. It resists change, certainly, and does provide a wall of sorts. The strength is, as you point out, the total lack of compromise. Islam and fundamentalist Christianity, Catholic or otherwise, share the attribute of a strong central controlling body that dictates to the "believers" what they are to believe and what behaviors are tolerated.

My own hope is that, out of this clash of inflexible belief systems comes a much-needed reality check. I think it's time for humans to examine the very concept of belief itself. This seems radical, I know, and is definitely a minority view. I think all of the inflexible world religions are obsolete at this point in time, and we need to have alternatives for people to turn to besides some other form of fundamentalism.


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