A toxic legacy - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Stephanie K.
    • 27.05.07 | 07:58 (IDT)

    This is a very well-written criticism of Falwell and his extremist politics. It is not appropriate to mix religious rhetoric with extremist politics and then apply it to one's interpretation of another country's value. Falwell did not represent all Christians and forgot the traditional respect according to the belief in separation of church and state in America. Most of his belief systems have no genuine basis in a proper interpretation of the New Testament. To assume that his political views represented Christianity is unfair (this is to the critics and not Mr. Goldstein). I would not assume that all Christians hold beliefs such as Falwell's. He did not exactly come across as sane and even referred to the wars in Iraq and Aghanistan as 'just wars' and claimed a biblical basis for 'holy wars'. Falwell using the same language as al-Sadr, hmm...

    from the article: A toxic legacy
    First published 00:00 25.05.07 | Last updated 00:00 25.05.07
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