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Submitted by Tony Iveson (United Kingdom), Aug 8, 2013 at 07:19

Govinda Dickman says of my argument:

'His argument ironically echoes the Marxist historical materialist critique of religion, which holds that pretty much all cultural production, especially value systems like religious belief and law, tend to reflect the interests of whoever owns the power base in a given society. I say ironically, because it seems evident from his discourse that Mr Iveson perceives no such hegemonic influences upon his own belief system, and seems to think that this phenomenon is unique to an imaginary something he calls "Islam" '

Correction Govinda - I am well aware that my argument echoes the "Marxist historical materialist critique of religion". If you are the Govinda Dickman who is a lecturer in Media Studies, then we do at least have something in common. I graduated in Communications from Sheffield Polytechnic in 1978. Ros Brunt was one of my lecturers and you will have heard of her I am sure.

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