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Reader comment on item: The Orthodox Future of Judaism

Submitted by donvan (United States), Feb 23, 2005 at 14:21

While it is true that Christian and Jewish groups and advocates have, from time to time, engaged in violence as a means to expand the belief systems, the violence was done in contradiction to the letter and the intent of the source material of the belief system. Consequently, over time, reforms in the basic dogmatic philosophy could happen.

Now comes fundamentalist Islam, where violence is the basic dogmatic theme. Indeed, the source material is a schematic for violence, intimidation,slavery,and terror. Reform in this case requires the reinventing of the entire schema. This cannot happen.

Individual members, Mullahs, Imams, may, from time to time, opine the benefits of peace, (meaning not currently violent) but the
basic methodology remains a viable and, one may add, successful modis operendi of the Mohammedians.
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