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To Janusz Kowalik

Reader comment on item: On Islam and Islamism
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Submitted by Seamus Dafydd Dives MacNemis (United States), Oct 5, 2009 at 18:07

The first thing that came to my mind when I started reading your diatribe is that ... The kind of society that you proposed based on a mindless soulless Cartesian reductionalist mind set is exactly what the world is presently revolting against. That is what we had in the middle of the last century, first with Naziism and then with Communism and both systems failed miserabley. You would rob humanity of the very essence that makes it human, its ability to imagine and dream leaving only an empty and merely functioning shell with no future to look forward to and no real dream to inspire its progress to that supposed greater future that you claim to espouse. Science with out a soul is a murderous instrument without conscience or any sense of moral constraint where the only measure of value is expediency.

The real problem lies in the fact that the nations of this world have from the earliest of times sought to conquer and supress the Jews. To bend them into submission to some other and alien being, ruler or philosophy. If you had had the great sense to leave the Jews alone to live according to their own lights there would never have been any problems. But NO, you had to meddle, to take from the Jews their religion and twist it into something entirely unrecognizable and then throw it back in their faces as if it was you who were the god and the be all and end all of history and creation. They gave you the lie for your efforts and they will continue to do so until you recognize the futility of your endeavour and quit.

You are much like the behaviorist B F Skinner in your thinking to suppose that there is value beyond freedom and dignity but you fail to realize that the thinking that gave you your freedom to speak freely is founded in the very thinking that you condemn. Go back to school and this time STUDY!

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