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Christian fanatics need to learn the difference too. Separate FAITH and POLITICS.

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Submitted by Lazman (United States), Mar 6, 2010 at 17:01

Ianus, your following comments to me:

There is just a sentence that struck me as highly questionable : >Although US is one of the most devout Christian countries ..."

Well, looking at the aggressive anti-Christian US record on the Balkans (supporting openly Islam, giving away to jiahdists ancient Christian lands, creating Islamic states like Bosnia and Kosovo at the expense of Christian Serbia , .....) this sounds as one of the most incredible statements I have come across recently.

is absolute nonsense yet a nice gauge to demonstrate the beauty of freedom of expression.

If you have been reading my comments as you state then you would know that what I strongly advocate is Islam as a faith only without its inherent political influence.

But by your statement, do you mean US should have sided with maniac Serbian leader, Radovan Karadzic? and help him continue to massacre Muslims in Bosnia because they are Muslims?! the same psychopath who just last week was defending himself in The Hague court by claiming that the thousands of dead Muslim bodies were staged by Muslims themselves?

Do you think US should have supported this Euro-Ahmadinejad to show it is a good Christian country? And even Ahmadinejad mainly has the blood of his own people in his hands.

The only disturbing aspect of US involvement in the Bosnian conflict was that no European leader had the guts and the leadership to stop such senseless massacre in their own backyard. In fact, in my view, there has not been a truly strong European leader since Thatcher.

Or are you suggesting that all the European leaders at that time did not interfere in the Bosnian massacres because they are good Christians??!!

There are many surveys but I'll give you one measurable example of US devotion to religion. In 2006 an international survey amongst 34 European countries plus US and Japan, US was second to the last in acceptance of evolution. The last country being Turkey, and that comparison is a whole other discussion itself. In essence, in the world's most advanced country nearly half of the people believe God created humans in the last 5-10 thousand years. Even as a personal note, many years ago a roommate of mine who was a very devout catholic and did not believe in evolution also was the top graduate student working towards a PhD in nuclear engineering at a major US university. Most Americans are able to logically and reasonably separate their religious faith from everyday politics, their careers, their social life, and education. That's what reformation in religion can help achieve.

Like I said even here before that there are Islamists who yearn for verses from Koran and I guess some Christian fanatics who yearn for the crusades.


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