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in response to reader comment: Nice try MB

Submitted by Max B (Australia), Oct 11, 2007 at 08:39

DPM Said:

Yes, and I suppose we were being undemocratic when we eliminated the NAZI cult, the KU KLUX KLAN cult and the Japanese Empire. Oh and communist USSR.....

Good argument.

Now can we get on with the elimination of the islamists cult?

Max B says in reply:

Don't know who "we" are in that reference, but whoever we are we didn't eliminate the Nazi Cult - the "Communist USSR" get the kudos for that one. "We" also didn't eliminate the Communist USSR - they helpfully did that for themselves and as far as I know the Ku Klux Klan's still alive and kicking - just ask the Jena 6.

That aside - there's no meaningful analogy betweem Islam and the Ku Klux Klan or any other cult. Apart from Islam's insistence that its adherents worship one God (a prerequisite for a good Christian too) it's a club open to anyone. Not so with Nazism you'll agree, the genocidal japanese empire or the Manson gang. And that is, of course, the point. If "we're" wrong about that, how is Christianity not a cult? Is it because of Christianity's inclusivity and its adherents' and leaders' opposition to the killing and torture of non-believers?

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