RE: Dawkins was right all along

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    On 09/21/01 11:10, Vincent Campbell said this-

    >cultures or communities where the contents of sacred texts are taken as
    >absolute truths, and the possibility of different interpretations of those
    >texts are swept under the carpet somewhat.

    Precisely, and that was my point more than anything else. Scholarship is
    _not_ a fundamentalist's concern, at all. In fact, the scholar is often
    an enemy of the 'word'.

    The interpretation is open only to the cult leader, and I use the word
    'cult' here to mean any leader-led belief system.

    Koresh, Bin Laden, Moses, Christ, Ronald McDonald....

    - Wade

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