[ExI] Religions and violence

Olga Bourlin olga.bourlin at gmail.com
Sun Aug 22 20:31:01 UTC 2010

On Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 12:57 PM, Ben Zaiboc <bbenzai at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >From http://uk.news.yahoo.com/22/20100822/tts-uk-usa-mosque-ca02f96.html:
> I'll go straight to Godwin's Law, and say it's like a group of peace-loving neo-national-socialists proposing to erect a monument at Auschwitz carved with "To the glory of the Aryan race", while (honestly) claiming "but we didn't have anything to do with the Final Solution".

Aryan race or Christianity? (one cannot wholly discount the historical
Christian bigotry against Jews)

With all the news around this issue lately, I was thinking about my
visit to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial in 1989.  There are
several Christian structures surrounding Dachau:






> I don't think that opponents of this centre are contradicting the principle of separation of religion and state.  They are simply responding to an outrageous provocation, which is trying to hide under this principle.

Even if that were true, where's the inherent danger? (i.e., that
"they" are trying to hide under this principle).

Separation of religion and state aside, the USA is primarily a
Christian-privilege nation. And the Bill of Rights protects minority
viewpoints.  Do you have a better solution?


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