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Why not get an education, Harrak?

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Submitted by J.S. (Canada), Jul 19, 2006 at 15:29

Nine times out of ten I skip your rants. But, your rant about "antisemitisim" I did read. You sound uneducated. Thus I don't know how well you would be able to assess (on an intelligent level) comments of others. Perhaps this has something to do with East vs West (?) I've read that there is a difference in mentalities between those educated in the East and those educated in the West.

You also commit a number of errors in your style of argumentation -- let's see, there's your ad hominem attacks (you should try to avoid calling people names, it makes you look bad); your ad populum appeals (you seem to believe if a majority of people X believe Y, then it must be true -- that's using fallacious logic); your non sequitors; your unsubstantiated proclamations (why should you be believed? because you say so? you need to learn how to put together evidence in support of your claims); not to mention your arrogance (Canada has a democratic, representative form of government based on a parliamentary system, similar to that found in the U.K -- and unless you happen to be a Canadian, which I do not believe you are, you are out of bounds to offer your bigoted appraisals; and, in so far as your claim to be a "prophet" with regard to Bush's not running again -- here's a news flash for you -- the United States has TERM limits. A term limit means President Bush can only hold office for two terms (he can't go on for a third term). Thus, your alleged "prediction" is nothing of the sort and merely illustrates your ignorance.

For the benefit of your education, I would suggest you read "The End of Faith" by Sam Harris -- he's a secular humanist. He devotes one chapter on "The Problem of Islam." It's quite informative. Another text which might be of interest to you is "How we know what isn't so."

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