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    • mg
    • 23.06.11 | 10:49 (IDT)

    "it is difficult for a Western rationalist". Messianism has also a version in US politics, where it is the credo of many Christians. They believe that, in order for Christ to come back and triumph, first all Jews must be ingathered in Israel. That's why the US religious right is also pro-Israel. Of course, they also believe that after the usual Armageddon war, Israel will be incinerated or - happy ending - converted to Christianity after repenting previous beliefs. So the US religious right is both pro-Israel and anti-Semitic. Crazy messianism is spread all over the world, not just Iran. This should give food for thought to many Western rationalists

    from the article: All signs say Iran is racing toward a nuclear bomb
    First published 02:29 23.06.11 | Last updated 02:29 23.06.11
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