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Reader comment on item: Is Allah God?

Submitted by Charles Fortner (United States), Jul 16, 2005 at 14:03

Whether the deity is Hebrew, Christian, or Muslim it's followers are all liable at any moment to fall into individual and group berserker displays of violence. It is not a question of which party god belongs to or which are his chosen people but a choice between allowing ourselves to be
drawn into nonsensical superstitious frenzies or treating one another honorably. I recently asked a gathering of people if any of them would be willing to give up their religions if it would mean world peace. There was absolutely stunned silence. The only timid answer was "but...I know people who would just die without their religion." given in a squeek.

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