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  •  and how do you account for the myriad other (2+ / 0-)
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    mahakali overdrive, sweatyb

    ethnic conflicts, resource grabs and expansionism that drive non-religious conflicts?  The sense of entitlement that people and groups have does not come FROM religion--religion is just one of many vehicles that can be used to substantiate these claims.

    You really didn't address my response--which suggests that Zionism is largely secular, based more on ethnic identity and the desire to be free from persecution.  It's not the Abrahamism of the Jewish religion that drove the need for a homeland.  Remember again--religious Jews were predominantly AGAINST Israel until the extermination of millions of them made the need for that homeland  more immediate.

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