To: Luis Gonzalez
unless you win the ideological battle, the war will never end
As Jerry Pournelle puts it: "Ideology counts. But it does its counting with a sword".
Military victory gives the ideological adherents the sense that they are on the correct side. Humiliating and complete defeat makes them question ideological infallibility
Military victory against whom exactly?
Convince me of the veridity of your claim by painting a scenario whereby there would be no more Christians in this world as a result of a military victory.
Your claim fails to consider one of the most basic facts about extreme religious fervor: it views death in the hands of an enemy to the faith, as an ultimate victory.
That's constant in Islam as well as Christianity.
posted on 01/25/2004 10:26:08 AM PST
by Luis Gonzalez
(The Gift Is To See The Trout.)
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