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They Have Islamist Fanatics, We Have Secularist Fanatics
Townhall ^ | Jan 31, 2012 | Dennis Prager

Posted on 02/07/2012 2:53:28 PM PST by george76

The Muslim world is threatened by religious fanaticism. The Western world is threatened by secular fanaticism.

Both seek to dominate society and to use state power to do so. Both seek to eliminate the Other -- for Islamic fanatics, that means non-Muslim religions and secularism; for secular fanatics, it means Christianity and virtually any public invoking of God. The Islamists impose Sharia law; the American Civil Liberties Union and the left generally impose secular law. The Taliban wiped out public vestiges of Buddhism in Afghanistan; the ACLU and its allies seek to wipe out public vestiges of Christianity in America -- as it did, for example, in Los Angeles County, when it successfully pressured the County Board of Supervisors to remove the tiny cross from the county seal. A city and county founded by Catholics -- hence the name "The Angels" -- was forced to stop commemorating its founders because they were religious.

This fanaticism has been on display most recently in the state of Rhode Island. This past Christmas, the governor, Lincoln Chafee, renamed the state Christmas tree a "holiday tree." Though Christmas is a national holiday, for the secular fanatic, anything Christian -- or, as we shall see, anything that relates to religion or God -- must be banned from public life.

The latest expression of the secular equivalent of Islamism is the lawsuit brought against a Rhode Island high school, Cranston High School West, for allowing a banner, written by a seventh grader in 1963, to remain hanging on one of the school walls. An atheist student, along with the ACLU, brought the lawsuit and a judge ruled that it is unconstitutional for it to hang in a public school.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; US: Rhode Island
KEYWORDS: aclu; christianity; islamists; johnnyonenote; muslim; muslims; onenotejohnny; sharialaw

1 posted on 02/07/2012 2:53:31 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

Formerly known as communists.

All taught by people known as communists, or who favored communism over democracy when they were growing up.......


2 posted on 02/07/2012 2:57:57 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: george76

The day the Islamist fanatics get a hold of the secular fanatics will be a bad day for the secular fanatics. But it might shut up the whining from the secularists about the mean Christian fundies for a while.


3 posted on 02/07/2012 2:59:08 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: george76

and Satan has given them the same instructions.


4 posted on 02/07/2012 3:04:44 PM PST by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: george76

Interesting that most of the comments at Town Hall on this article are anti-Prager. What’s up with that?


5 posted on 02/07/2012 3:10:45 PM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: george76

Islamist fanatics and secular fanatics serve the same god, whether or not they realize it. It’s why they work so well together.


6 posted on 02/07/2012 3:22:42 PM PST by pallis
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To: george76

The Secular Taliban is alive and working hard.


7 posted on 02/07/2012 3:49:50 PM PST by aimhigh
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To: aimhigh

You mean the “Talibatheists?”


8 posted on 02/07/2012 4:15:24 PM PST by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: george76

Kulturkampf


9 posted on 02/07/2012 4:23:44 PM PST by Oratam
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To: george76
The author missed an important part that makes his analysis much weaker:

One cuts peoples' heads off, the other doesn't.

One treats women as cattle, which can be "culled" without legal concern, the other doesn't.

10 posted on 02/07/2012 4:44:40 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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You forgot, one worships the tearing of limbs from babies in the womb in the name of “health of the mother”, which it very rarely is.


11 posted on 02/07/2012 5:33:29 PM PST by JohnnyP
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To: JohnnyP
"You forgot, one worships the tearing of limbs from babies in the womb in the name of “health of the mother”, which it very rarely is."

Damn.

That's a really good point.

12 posted on 02/07/2012 6:20:31 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: G Larry
and Satan has given them the same instructions.

Amen.

13 posted on 02/08/2012 4:20:52 PM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: Sans-Culotte

It’s really hard to take someone seriously whose whole career is nothing but writing about how other people are immoral for not believing in his invisible man in the sky, yet he has been married and divorced 4x himself.


14 posted on 02/08/2012 8:51:27 PM PST by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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