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pzmyers's Avatar Jump to comment 169 by pzmyers

Sweden sounds like a very nice place, except for the incredible parochialism of some of its inhabitants. Sweden is in planet Earth, correct? Have you looked at the Middle East or Africa recently? How about North America, where the military is well stocked with fundamentalist fanatics with scary weapons?

When the whole world is like Sweden, then we can relax on this one issue, and I'll agree with you. For now, though, the context is humanity, which doesn't quite share your sensible opinions. In fact, we have whole communities that share a belief in the Santa Claus equivalent, and they are willing to kill for that belief.

Sun, 29 Jul 2007 08:03:00 UTC | #56280