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  •  Isalmists are "retards" and I have to agree (2+ / 0-)
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    orlbucfan, radarlady

    but if only he saw OUR religious extremists in the same light, that would be progress

    •  Religion is a problem.... (3+ / 0-)
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      gfv6800, merrywidow, Be Skeptical

      Religious fundamentalism is an even bigger problem. Theocracies are a disaster. Separation of church and state is a workable compromise. It's the only way for peace and security to thrive on this planet.


      Glottal fricative and breathy-voiced mid-low central unrounded vowel, repeated, diphthong ending with a high front vowel.

      by glb3 on Sat Jul 06, 2013 at 10:36:17 AM PDT

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      •  Egypt: no religion in govt, no civil war. sigh nt (0+ / 0-)
        •  Why are the religiously inclined... (0+ / 0-)

          so pissed off all the time, and to the point of wanting to kill everyone?


          Glottal fricative and breathy-voiced mid-low central unrounded vowel, repeated, diphthong ending with a high front vowel.

          by glb3 on Sat Jul 06, 2013 at 08:19:13 PM PDT

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          •  Because they need to have the gov reflect their (0+ / 0-)

            belief or their belief feels threatened and in the Middle East they don't know how to have a gov without religion so one of the religions will "lord" it over the others because religious nutters are CERTAIN they are right so how could they allow other opinions when god already told THEM what he wants?

            duh

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