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    And the primary requirement in order for Bad Things(tm) to happen is to have a large group of semi-literate people that fervently believe in one thing.

    Pretty much the only other item needed is to have a charismatic leader who thinks everyone else should believe the same way.

    Faith brings out the best in people. Religion brings out the worst. People with faith are tolerant. Religion isn't.

    Faith is the sports fan cheering for his team. Religion is the mob riot after the game.

    Even today we have Religious leaders trying to take science out of the classroom, trying to convince the populace that a certain class of people should have fewer rights than the rest, that "God speaks to women through their husbands", and that murder is OK as long as you do it for God.

    Catapultam Habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam.

    by Sasquatch on Sat Mar 20, 2004 at 09:46:59 PM PST

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