At 02:07 PM 9/22/2006, Diana Manister wrote:
>Every religion including that of forest mystics has a political dimension
>that usually erupts in violence against "non-believers." Plus ca change,
>plus ca la meme chose, as recent events bear out.
Maybe, but substitute almost any catch phrase for religion -- culture,
political system, economic system -- and the results are the same. In the
name of what religions were Pol Pot, Mao, Hitler, Lenin, and Stalin at
labor? When middle ground disappears -- or is disappeared -- violence ensues.