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November 23, 2005

Matthews Attempts To Explain "Not Evil-- Just Have A Different Perspective"

Basically just keeps saying we have to "understand them," and that we can't "hate them back."

We have to "understand" why many Muslims embrace a my-tribe-right-or-wrong mentality?

All right, Chris: Suppose White Christians in great numbers embraced that idea. That White Christians were to be defended and supported no matter how heinous their crimes, and that Christianity should be spread by bombs and bullets.

Would that be "evil"?

Or are white Christians the only animals on the face of the earth with the intelligence to have a moral capacity at all, whereas all the swarthier races are, essentially, below such moral considerations, just as no one blames a crocodile in moral terms for killing a child?

The link is at Lileks; tip from Allah.


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