Sunday, June 25, 2006

Iraq Cannot End Well Without Separation of Church and State

Unfortunately, we allowed some Iraqis to choose an islamic constitution. Therefore, Iraq is a lost cause and we should either get out or make a dramtic change in direction and give them a secular government.

Islamic governments either turn wacko like Iran and the Taliban or they turn to absolute, despotic dictatorship like Saddam Hussein and other islamic countries. Islam is simply not a mild mannered religion and doesn't typically lead to moderation. Even if an islamic country does have a period of moderation it's not likely to last long. The islamic religion, when officially part of a government's constitution, is like cancer - it nearly always grows into a bigger problem.

What we've accomplished in Iraq is removing a dictator and installing a fanatical, fundamentalist, islamic theocracy. We replaced something bad by something worse. So what, exactly, is the point of staying the course in Iraq? It cannot end well and we should just cut our losses and get out.

2 Comments:

At 6/26/2006 12:50:00 AM, Anonymous Georg said...

Hallo David,

You are sure right, but who decides about going back home?

Keep on yelling, maybe it helps.

Being German, I wonder what our troops doing nowadays in Afghanistan. For the moment, it looks as if their main mission is to protect the local drug lords and their business.

I very much liked your remark about atheist crusaders. Yes, it looks like religion being God's curse on humanity.

Cheers to you
Georg

 
At 6/29/2006 06:20:00 AM, Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

Great comments at the top of your blog.

>>> Religious superstition is a bigger threat to America today than all the terrorists in the world combined! Has any country in the world ever been attacked by atheist terrorists? Ever heard of an atheist going to church and killing christians? No. But you've heard of religious anti-abortion crusaders murdering abortion doctors. This blog is about rational philosophy with a special emphasis on the danger of religious superstition.

Cheers :)

 

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