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Subject:  Re: Christianity collapsing in the UK! Date:  12/14/2012  1:55 PM
Author:  0x6a74 Number:  414777 of 445766

I saw a documentary a few years ago about radical Islam. They traced the modern version (that includes anti-American/anti-freedom elements) to a book written by a guy in the 50s. He traveled to the US and was so horrified at what he saw ("lack of spirituality", women as something other than slaves, etc) that he was moved to write that book. Basically, we're immoral, unspiritual, just this side of being satanic, etc. It's the bible for the modern extremist.



but the question, perhaps the disconnect =would he be taken all that seriously if US didn't install/support repressive govts in order to control our Oil, if US didn't support Israel even as they 'opress' Palestinians*, if US didn't respond to their random bombing with invasions and MORE random bombing?

or would he just be a dusty old crank....like all the Christians who've written books about our decadence? (eg Ayn Rand)
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