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Tue Dec 25, 2012, 04:11 PM

3. It would seem the emphasis on religion could be considered a RW thing. Israel is said to be secular.

In government that is, the roots of its beginning may not wholly be secular. It's not good to have another theocracy developing over there, but we can do nothing, it's not our business.

I don't believe such a government can be termed democratic. Not even in the loosest meaning of the term, as it will instinctively discriminate against the minority religion or lack of religion among the citizenry. Because its mission must be the religion it represents and all the functions of the state will be subordinate to that.

Fundies in the USA will love this, likely. I feel at times Israel is their puppet and not the other way some people say it is. The financial figures argue against that, but that's my gut reaction after listening to too many fundies trying to derive their authority from their support of Israel.

I don't buy the 'zionists control the US government' conspiracy stories for that reason. For one thing, they are rooted in the 'protocols...' and that is widely regarded as anti-semitic propaganda.

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