thread: 2007-01-04 : Self-identification vs. Membership

On 2007-01-14, wundergeek wrote:

I wasn't pointing to Zionism as a unique phenemenon, certainly. I was just holding it up as a strong example of "superior race" philosophy within Judaism. Yes, you can have secular Zionists, but there are also religious Zionists too.

That doesn't mean that Judaism is the only religion that's guilty of it. Christianity has certainly had its moments - the Crusades being one. One could make an argument that the war in Iraq is a modern Crusade, but you'd have your work cut out for you since this war is not as clear cut as all that. And I suppose that from some angles, Wahabist (sp?) Islam could fit that criteria as well.

I was merely making the point that this thinking exists, not commenting on the prevalance or validity of it.


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