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As you must know, the Abrahamic religions espouse (yes, literally) violence. It seems naive or disingenuous (if one is literate) to use phrases like "appear to promote violent......" when the passages in the bible AND the Koran, when read by any reasonable person, advocate violence. Fundamentalists DO read their "holy" books literally. Why can't "moderate/tolerant" christians and muslims admit that their bibles promote violence? To paraphrase Goldwater--- "moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue". As recently as the 1960's the bible was used to justify slavery (the new testament condones slavery) and today the Koran is used by some Muslims to justify the killing of infidels. Western Christians seem to have evolved to the point where suicide bombers are not revered by their mothers. We do go to war and kill, but at least give lip service to the "collateral damage" we inflict on non-combatants. Our Imams (Falwell, Robertson, Graham) are controlled by the rule of law.
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