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Validating Donvans' statement

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Submitted by E.J. Shafer (United States), Mar 14, 2007 at 15:22

Could it be possible that both Marx and Lenin made note of the means by which the Islamic believers have been "brainwashed" over the centuries and apply similar techniques to subjugate their unreasoning masses. Joseph Goebels the Nazi propaganda minister was reported to have said "If you report a huge lie often and regularly it will soon become an unalterable truth".

What chances do the young boys attending the Madrassa schools have to compare ideologies and to be able to develop the power of self reasoning, when their only text book is the Koran which they must learn by rote and must be able to recite each verse and identify such by number?

Domination of the minds of adults is accomplished by nearly constant prayer sessions, thus allowing little time for objective reasoning as well as the near complete domination of everyday existence by the regular issuances of "hadiths and fatwahs" All of the foregoing subjugates the "true believers" to but one philosophy, that which is fostered by the multitude of clerics who oversee the flocks of the faithfull.

Islamic women would appear to be more able to rationalize philosophically since they ar forbidden to attend the "madrassas" in their early childhood and thus may retain a greater degree of curiosity and rational thought.

Humans should be able to walk this world with unclouded minds and find their own truths, not those ancient beliefs which remain unaltered by the growth of reason and understanding as civilization has progressed from the environment of the cave to that of outer space. This is not to say that certain viable truths should be ignored.

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