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> >This is like quoting the Bible to explain the actions of David
> Don't see that at all.
> This is the text they are being told. The only text many of them are
> told. Equating Koresh and the leaders of these cults, yes, I do see
Koresh and his cult supposedly lived by the bible,
it then certainly helps to understand their actions by using
the bible as an explanatory means. I should add
that the bible can be interpreted in a multiple number of
ways as it's nothing more than a large collection of metaphores
on ethics and fairy-tale storytelling.
It is therefore tantamount also to extract what kind of
(twisted) interpretation Koresh maintained that inspired and
spurred the actions taken by him and his cult.
I guess the same argument applies perfectly well to Bin Laden
as well, and any other terrorist with religious motives
for that matter. Also remember the racist outbursts of
White Supremacy movements or adherents, thus killing innocent
people in the name of christ...
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