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BoltzmannBrain's Avatar Jump to comment 73 by BoltzmannBrain

The idea that islamic societies as a whole are like some huge concentration camps isn’t very rational. Actually, it sounds like the ”better dead than red” idea of the American right wing fundamentalists.

I didn't say "concentration camps". I used the analogy of slavery. Given the laws in Islamic societies, not to mention the everyday customs, I think my analogy is completely accurate. "Infidel" by Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a potent cure for your ignorance.

I'm not afraid of the Tea Party because I know that most Americans write them off as marginal cranks. Just as most Europeans dismiss their own right-wing parties as marginal cranks. The danger presented by nuclear Jihadism is rather more pressing.

Sun, 19 Dec 2010 18:57:40 UTC | #565648

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BoltzmannBrain's Avatar Jump to comment 72 by BoltzmannBrain

By the way, here's a little test about the seriousness of people like Steve Zara. A quick fix to the problem of America starting a nuclear war is utterly simple. All we have to do is bolster the safeguards on the capacity of executives to order the release of nuclear weapons. Currently the authority of two men is enough to execute a nuclear detonation. Increase that to, say, five men.

This might not abolish the problem completely, but there's no doubt that it would reduce the threat of an American first strike by many orders of magnitude. Why isn't Steve Zara campaigning on this specific point? The answer, I think, is that he is no more a serious individual than Kent Hovind.

Sun, 19 Dec 2010 18:55:33 UTC | #565647

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Yes, of course Islam is a real and serious problem in the world, causing much suffering. But as for which religion is the real and current danger, I don't see how there can be any question.

Yes, there's "no question" that the wingnut theocratic Obama Administration is more illustrative of the dangers posed by religious fundamentalism than Jihadist terrorists who are constantly seeking new ways of killing as many innocent civilians as possible.

Sun, 19 Dec 2010 18:44:28 UTC | #565638

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BoltzmannBrain's Avatar Jump to comment 68 by BoltzmannBrain

The USA could easily start world war III. Even if not, it could, if it resisted necessary climage change policies, result in the deaths of hundreds of millions. What would be one of the reasons for such resistance? I posted an example here.

What you did was offer some paranoid, far-fetched, and rather stupid speculations, which are only loosely related with Christianity, and from this conclude that Christianity is more of an ongoing problem than a religion which ALREADY results in the suffering of hundreds of millions of people.

Not to mention your rather condescending implication that Americans (despite their country's leadership in science, technology, art, and basically most things good) are a bunch of rapture-ready troglodytes who have no problem starting nuclear wars. Actually, it is Europeans that have the habit of attempting genocides -- most recently in the Bosnian War, which the enligthened European Union did disgracefully little to stop.

Sun, 19 Dec 2010 18:28:19 UTC | #565633

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BoltzmannBrain's Avatar Jump to comment 65 by BoltzmannBrain

As also should go without mentioning, the Tea Party isn't a religious sect, but a right-wing political movement. Al Qaeda, in contrast, is explicitly and unambiguously an Islamist, Jihadist organization.

Sun, 19 Dec 2010 17:04:42 UTC | #565602

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