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Submitted by Kurtlane (United States), Apr 21, 2013 at 05:12

Abed Safah, thank you for a frank and excellent reply. I agree with over 90% of what you wrote. I agree that that 1.6 billion muslims, or the other billions of christians and jews, are NOT culpable for the actions of their ancient founders. However, those muslims, christians, jews or anyone else who do engage in murder, rape and other such things are culpable, and saying they have followed the example set by their religious leader does not absolve them.

Where I disagree with you is that I have no hope for a Global Renaissance. The massive awakening of humanity should happen not regarding "superstition" (whatever that means), but regarding human ego, human selfishness, human deceptiveness, human hatred, human sadism, human murderousness, etc. In other words the Renaissance must be directed against being human. And no Renaissance can possibly be that strong.

I am from an atheist country, and there was plenty of all this human stuff there.

This is why the future appears to me so dark.

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