[simpits-chat] Dr. Fun III

Brian Sikkema simpits-chat@simpits.org
Thu, 13 Mar 2003 15:03:02 +0000

Again, both of these cases are people bastardizing a religion to justify 
their personal goals. Osama Bin Laden claims a jihad against America, when 
almost all Muslim scholars say that he has no authority to make such a 
claim. Most also are very adamant that these acts are extremely immoral and 
NOT supported by the Koran, as he claims. It would be one thing if he hated 
America because of it being predominately christian, but last I checked 
thats not why he hates us. Most of the reasons you see go along the lines of 
us supporting Israel, the whole globalization issue, ect ect ect. Doesn't 
sound like religious motivation to me. Sounds awfully political. His 
JUSTIFICATION may be religious, but not his reason for fighting.

Same goes for the whole Israeli problem. If some third party said, "Hey, 
Michigan is now a sovereign nation for the Ojibwa, and you have to leave" 
I'd be pretty damn pissed, too. I'd start fighting. But it would have 
nothing to do with religion.

I'm not saying religion is always in the right, or that is hasnt caused some 
problems. What I am saying is that true purely religious wars are a helluva 
lot rarer than most people think. I'd say penis envy causes more wars than 

----Original Message Follows----
From: Ido Dekkers <idekkers@clicksoftware.com>
Reply-To: simpits-chat@simpits.org
To: simpits-chat@simpits.org
Subject: RE: [simpits-chat] Dr. Fun III
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 07:31:20 +0200

just to remind you Brian - 9/11 and all the bombing against the US all
around the world ?
and all of the bombings in Israel,


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