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The tragedy of ignorance

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Submitted by Les Lieberman (United States), Jul 2, 2012 at 20:10

It seems to me that Islam needs to dumb down their adherents - first, to allow them to accept, without thinking, the extreme views presented, and second, to subjugate a full half of their population, to be hidden under the burka!

Rather than allowing wanton destruction to signal "superiority," in my mind, it signifies the brutish and violent misbehavior of inferior children. I have always looked with amazement at the value the Israelis have placed on preserving ALL aspects of their history, to the protection and accessibility of artifacts and holy sites of rival religious areas, etc.

Maybe that is the difference between being a child and being a grown-up. What a terrible loss of human potential for good and growth is being swept away with the encouragement of destructive and bloody acts by people who profess to be religious leaders and who pretend to speak for God.

If it weren't so tragic, it would be funny. Who would ever believe it? Incredible. Superiority, it seems to me, would not be afraid of the treasures of the past, but would delight in protecting them... that would show ME that they feel superior. Instead, they are like frightened children, hiding in the closet at the sound of the thunder!

And I fear the threat of a billion silly, frightened children and the destruction they can collectively do if allowed to continue their march on the barbaric and uncivilized path they are treading at the present time.

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