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    • Morton Kurzweil
    • 23.01.10 | 21:48 (IST)

    Rabbis and Mullahs are free to pick and choose from sacred texts, but their authority begins and ends in their belief, not of God, but in their belief that their power to interpret allows them to make moral judgments. It is a common failing of small minds in positions of power. The vast majority of rules refer to how to respect the commandments of God.There are a handful of rules that require personal responsibility for the practices of a religious observer to others. These do not require murder, hate or vengeance.

    from the article: The King's Torah: a rabbinic text or a call to terror?
    First published 11:01 22.01.10 | Last updated 18:43 21.03.10
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