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    • Mikesailor
    • 18.11.10 | 16:44 (IST)

    The religious tomes of Christianity, Judaism and Islam are rife with contradictions and can be used to promote any action, both humane and inhumane. Osama Bin Laden can cite passages within the Q'uran advocating Holy war, Jihad, against infidels and he will be correct. At the same time rabbis, such as Ovadia Yusef can advocate inferior status and the murder of innocent civilians and find religious sustenance in genocide which was advocated in the books of Leviticus and Joshua. Both books also contain passages which advocate religious tolerance yet, for political reasons, they are ignored by the firebrands wielding religion as a sword. If the government pays these religious 'leaders', then why is it surprising that they use the 'free ride' given them to promote the worst 'religious' traditions?

    from the article: Racism under cover of the Torah
    First published 00:53 18.11.10 | Last updated 00:53 18.11.10
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