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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Thursday, November 16, 2006

The "Tolerant" Ban on Religion

By Michael Medved

"Pop music legend Sir Elton John recently told an interviewer: 'From my point of view, I would ban religion completely. Organized religion doesn't seem to work. It turns people into really hateful lemmings and it's not really compassionate.'

His main objection to institutionalized faith involves its alleged lack of tolerance. 'I think religion has always tried to turn hatred toward gay people,' he declared. His comments actually reveal the profound hypocrisy among politically correct secularists. He decries religion for its intolerance, yet no major religious leaders would dare to echo his words, saying: 'From my point of view, I would ban secularism--or atheism--completely.'

In modern Western societies like the United States devout Christians co-exist comfortably with adherents of other faiths, and with those who practice no faith. It's non-believers who intolerantly seek to 'ban' or dismantle organized religion, not people of faith."

Right on, Mr. Medved. (Bold emphasis mine - HH)


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