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Criticism of Religion Sometimes Covers for Criticism of Spiritual Truth

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Feb 2, 2022 at 20:05

September 11, 2001; which has been compared to the modern day affront similar to Pearl Harbor, an attack by anti-American antipathies that appear to many as potentially deserved for America's rising to the defense of those whose freedoms have been under assault for long before America was known for such beliefs of freedom for all.
Strange; in this observer's lifetime, which while after Pearl Harbor, its effect being still a fresh memory from those in the family that lived through it, is now long enough to determine that special recognition of global enmities are always in the world conscience and the issues of hate are always subliminally there. September 11, 2001 serves for this American as a reminder that while there were friends of Muslim background, both in Sunni and Shiite enclaves, their attitude in the relationship changed in a way that seemed lost in melancholy; not this observer's though, since the truth had not changed, only the debate of its real effect.
From a religious perspective, what was lost in the American context was understanding who the real enemy was from who Americans were told were the perpetrators and what became the beginning of the end of American political savvy as to whom true allegiance was required. This is still true today; and it is now worse.
Religion as an ideology is what has been tampered with and it will condemn all who practice the false application of it as replacement to the truth. Hopefully, Dr. Pipes forum will help to make the true distinction.

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