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View Diary: U.S. Creationists Take War on Evolution to Turkey (11 comments)

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  •  Religionists are all the same (2+ / 0-)
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    stitchmd, serrano

    They may call themselves Christian or Moslem or Hindu, but if they're willing to kill in the name of their religion, they are evil. If they are willing to lie, they are evil. If they are willing to oppress others, they are evil. The label doesn't matter until they run into each other. For them, tolerance and liberal democratic institutions like the rule of law are the great enemies.

    •  I would say (2+ / 0-)
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      freelunch, Elise

      that it's an authoritarian mindset and these folks appeal to the authority of religion, whatever religion it might be. Those who seek to achieve, maintain, and abuse power often work through religious methods and institutions to achieve their goals. Those who require authority for their life framework fall victim to those folks, but can't see it because of the seemingly 'benevolent' aspects of religious faith.

      And as the world becomes ever more complex, it seems more and more people fall subject to the desire, or need, to make it simple by submitting to such authority.

      A frightening prospect for the future.

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