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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 10:42 PM
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32. The Jewish community like the Christian community have different contingents
Edited on Tue Mar-13-07 11:06 PM by Dover
and branches, some more politically active than others. It seems the far right contingent of both these groups are a big factor in policy decisions and carry alot of political weight as lobbyists. Just like the gun lobby/Rifle association or some other powerful group.
So I do find it rather biased that at DU one can discuss the Christian far right, Muslims, or any other religious group for that matter, unfettered by censorship, but the Jewish far right is off limits.

And quite frankly, few of the discussions on these groups has anything to do with religion or beliefs. They have to do with power and political clout. And they have to do with fundamentalism/conservativism vs. progressive/liberalism. Stifling these discussions seems to only inflame suspicion and anger.

On edit...well, I take it back...the rightwing Christians DO get hung out to dry regarding their beliefs here at DU (the Rapture is a favorite topic). But one couldn't start a similar post about the Jewish faith. Don't know how many Jewish DUers partipate in the Rapture fun, but that is definitely not something that gets addressed here.

And I agree with the post above about separating the policies and activities of a country with their predominant religious beliefs, be they Muslim, Christian, Jewish, or some other. The real issue is about power not belief.
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