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    • ilse
    • 29.01.12 | 10:09 (IST)

    It is possible to believe in something higher than ourselves, which on can call God, and still be liberal, humanistic and open-minded towards progress. I believe that also in most European countries - and certainly in Iran - 80% would agree with a spiritual world's reality, no matter how they otherwise feel about humanity. One of the most harmful consequences of the Israeli division between "secular and religious" is the fact that the haredim with their conduct create a reacton that totally neglects a line of thought that includes spirituality as well as progress... In Germany it is the non-believers that are the neonazists... The haredim just use God for their ethnis purposes and the concept of chosenness to boost their ego...

    from the article: Israel's summer of discontent
    First published 01:27 19.07.12 | Last updated 01:27 19.07.12
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