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    • James Murray
    • 15.12.10 | 21:09 (IST)

    The true power of a religion is its morality. The power of the state is force. The two are mutually incompatible. Religious leaders who opt for political power violate their moral principles. Rabbi, Imam, Ayatollah, fundamentalist Christian -no difference. Power corrupts; and a religious political party is, by definition, an oxomoron.

    from the article: We all owe Israel's racist rabbis a vote of thanks
    First published 11:35 14.12.10 | Last updated 11:35 14.12.10
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