Sunday, April 01, 2007

Religion and the Troops

"There is nothing inherently wrong with Christianity or Islam, and there is no reason that they should be in conflict. It is astonishing. The two have the same God, the same prophets, the same principles for the most part, and just as Christians have been slaughtering each other in the name of Jesus Christ for centuries, Muslims have been slaughtering each other in the name of Mohammed for centuries. Muslims and Christians have been slaughtering each other in the name of the same God. Muslims, Christians and Jews all have the same God.

It is not easy to get people to die for Richard Nixon, but it is possible to get people to die for Mohammed or Jesus. So religion is again being exploited by politicians in various parts of the world. It is a terrible tragedy, but it is happening.

Likewise, whenever there is a war, politicians always say, 'You may not like this, this may be hard or whatever, but at least support the troops.' Support those good, honest American/German/you-pick-the-country boys at the front, which really means, 'Support me" or 'Don't criticize me,' otherwise 'you are not supporting the troops.'"

--Jim Rogers





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