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I've only read the bible once

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in response to reader comment: What reformations of Christianity you guys are talking about?

Submitted by Pro-Israeli Democrat (United States), Jul 11, 2006 at 21:42

Actually, Saladin, I am no religious fundamentalist. I am not religious at all; in fact, I am an atheist. I have only read the bible and/or quran once; both for a college course. In fact, when I am not watching a documentary on human history, I am watching some documentary on sea life, mammals, dinosaurs, beasts, pre-dinosaur evolution, etc. So I'm not religious at all. In fact, a Bar Mitzvah to me is little more than a party!!!

The reformation of Christianity I am talking about involves the eradication of the religion from the political sphere of the west. That is, to make sure that Christian leaders remain religious figures. To make sure they don't mess around with the teaching of science, abortion, contraceptives, etc. In short, I want Christianity to become a religion that does not butt into our business. That means no more Jerry Falwells and Pat Robertsons. Indeed, several million secualr Iranians hope their Islamist leaders would do the same. We share a great deal of common ground in this respect. For goodness sake, the president claimed that God ordered him to take out Saddam Hussein back in '03. And look at the f&*king disaster we are now in as a result of it. We could have solved the problem of Afghanistan and stopped Iran's nuclear program if not for Bush's delusions.

As for my name: Yes, I am a strong supporter of Israel. And yes, I was born into a (reformed) Jewish background. However, Ido not support Israel because of my background. I support it because it is a democracy governed by the rule of law. There really are a great deal of misconceptions about Israel that I plan on doing my best to confront. As for the Palstinians? I support the two-state soluion, and always well. Nevertheless, I would be afraid to see a group like Hamas running the show there. Especially considering that they brought suicide bombing into Israel to begin with. If only I could go in depth about what some of these bombers do...they soak their explosives in RAT POISON!!! Thus, I am pro-peace. However, in order to achieve both a lasting peace and a lasting state, the Palestinians need to do their part. This means no more suicide bombings, no more dupes at Camp David, and finally, a respect for the rule of law. I, more than anyone, was shocked by the severity of human rights abuses in the Palestinian Authority under Arafat. It was diheartening to see a man who had crafted himself as a "freedom fighter" turn into a fascist dictator. That said, the Palsetinians had the government or options they deserve.

And with that, I propose a massive raise in US aid to Israel. This would cover Israel's defenses against a nuclear-armed Iran. At the same time, more money should also be allocated within that package to give the Palestinians options. The truth is that they don't have many. In the January elections they had a choice between bad (Fatah) and worse (Hamas). Having endured "bad" for a decade, the Palestinians chose worse. Now Hamas is in power, and they have proven themselves completely incapable of running a government.

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