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Reaction of secular Israelis

Reader comment on item: Did Divine Intervention Fell Ariel Sharon?
in response to reader comment: Divine intervention and Pat Roberston's remark on Ariel Sharon

Submitted by Yaakov Watkins (United States), Jan 2, 2008 at 00:47

What strikes me as interesting is that 14% or 1/7th of secular Israelis see Sharon's illness as a divine punishment. Usually we think of secular Israelis as non-religious. Even anti-religious. We in the US might assume that they are atheists. But atheists don't believe in divine intervention.

Secular must mean something different in Israel than it does in the US.

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