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What really is a belief?

Reader comment on item: Niqabs and Burqas - The Veiled Threat Continues
in response to reader comment: Amina and islamic hypocrisy

Submitted by Seamus Dafydd Dives MacNemi (United States), Sep 29, 2009 at 23:50

When a mans belief is nothing more than a foetid mishmash of fear and superstition then what is he? Is he really a man or is he some animal attempting to pass as a man? I can imagine the religion of the Chimpanzee. That one also lives according to what he believes to be true about himself and the world around him. So does the baboon, the lion and the hyena. What happens when you take them aside and teach them a different way?

Unfortunately the wild ass is a different matter. That one cannot be taught no matter what effort you exert. Always he will seek after his own desires without regard to others. Do they not say that the Arab is like the wild ass?


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