"It was appropriate to burn the New Testament in private,"
Sounds like a new sort of good soldiers.
Private BurnSvejk, LOL!
I'd like to see a thread sometime on why Jews don't proselytize. It's sort of unsettling for me, I guess, that there is that essential understanding of God's belief that all human beings are not created equal. A sort of Calvinistic or pagan belief in the inexorable fate that is being Elect or Depraved.
It's very interesting to me how the one major faith which does not (and, by all rights, should not) proselytize has such disproportionate influence in obtaining government decrees against the public display, even, of other faiths.
I guess their runner-up, as it were, would be the Patriarch of Moscow who -- somehow dissatisfied with the government proclamation that netted the rebuilding of his Cathedral and home with corporate funds -- petitioned and obtained a ruling from the State that only the State Faith could be practiced in public though other faiths were tolerated in private.
posted on 12/25/2001 4:34:06 PM PST
The most interesting thing to me about this thread is the number of conspicuous absences. It's gone for over two days, and yet NOTHING from the usual... well, the usual.
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