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    • Geoff Holdsworth
    • 10.12.09 | 19:26 (IST)

    Defending a secular Israel is simple for me. But when we allow extremist theology to determine human rights it all gets ugly, indefensible and downright wrong. Theocracy, as history and contemporary conflicts illustrate, are insular, arrogant and murderous in all religions. Israel is a great democratic state in a sea of insanity. Were Israel to descend into the same madness as her enemies then I tooI will forsake you. There is a great painting of Jerusalem somewhere, that celebrated the three monolithic religions, the City of Peace. Reproductions of the contemporary masterpiece were made but there were few takers. The demise and destruction of Jerusalem seems more dear to these hypocrites who dream night and day of hate, and end times. Another masterpiece was painted, Millennial Oblation, reproductions were not made; it remains obscure because religious pretenders prefer the repeated and real Destruction of Jerusalem. Rein in your extremists, or lose your justification for existence.

    from the article: Gideon Levy / Let's face the facts, Israel is a semi-theocracy
    First published 01:19 10.12.09 | Last updated 12:47 10.12.09
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