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Re: "Islam dispatches Santa, the bible and Winnier the Pooh"

Reader comment on item: Islam Dispatches Santa Claus, the Bible, and Winnie the Pooh
in response to reader comment: Gary L. Bennett

Submitted by Gary L. Bennett (United States), Sep 28, 2006 at 19:10

Typical of a brainwashed religionists, "Daisy" got it all wrong in her 8 February 2006 posting responding to my posting. Even a casual reading of the biographies of the Founders would show that they very much wanted religion out of the government -- they understood the bloodshed that sectarian strife causes and they wanted none of that in the new Republic. And the so-called ten commandments have nothing to do with the foundation of our laws -- show me, "Daisy", where in the U.S. Constitution those turkey commandments are ever referenced.

In fact, Western Civilization has been mostly about getting away from the draconian laws of the Tanakh (aka "Old Testament"). And, yes, fundamentalist Christians are just as dangerous as fundamentalis Muslims. One need look no further than the Holocaust, the Thirty Years' War, the Inquisition, the witch trials, the heresy trials, and the Dark Ages to see how vicious Christian fundamentalists can be. Christianity probably set back Western Civilization by at least 1500 years (think Bruno, Copernicus and Galileo for starters). And the current ignorant assaults on the teaching of evolution show just how treacherous Christian fundamentalists can be!

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