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Wednesday, November 10, 2004
 


Reactions to Jesusland

"...Suddenly, the left side of the blogosphere is awash in mass hysteria about how those religious white folks with their bibles and their homophobia are going to destroy your lives. What makes this any different than when a right bloggers says that Islam is the "Religion of Peace" in a sarcastic manner?"

Look, the USA is based on a fundamentally different (and some would argue superior) set of beliefs than countries like Iran and Saudi. Comparing the two is facile, because the US is a place which shouldn't have fallen prey to religious extremists as so many other countries have in the last 50 years.

So, there is no difference between us complaining about Evangelical Christians and right-wingers complaining about Fundamentalist Muslims - because we believe any kind of religious dogmatism in political power is fundamentally problematic.

The fact that anyone could NOT understand this argument is troubling - oh wait, I forgot how many of you voted for Bush.

Link.

-- umair // 5:06 PM //


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