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From: Smigrodzki, Rafal (SmigrodzkiR@MSX.UPMC.EDU)
Date: Thu Sep 13 2001 - 17:29:57 MDT

Greg Burch quoted:

> make the kids
> literary experiences rich and positive. Maybe we can put our heads
> and come up
> with suggestions that could have a real impact. After all what could be a
> greater Extropian
> project than the creation of an Extropian generation.

I am in broad agreement with you, but feel that the project is doomed before
it begins. More about which as soon as I can find more time. In the
meanwhile, here are quotes from about the first 20% of the Q'ran that I
found particularly chavinistic and inciteful to bigotry and violence:

#### Regarding the Q'ran quotes - very few modern Arabs actually read that
book. As with all organized religions, the daily life is not a blind
observance of the written rules (except in some small fundamentalist
communities). Instead, the "Book" is excerpted, interpreted and adapted to
suit those engaged in the power struggle.

In some places the outcome is rabid hatred (usually when additional factors
interfere), in others it might be a (relatively) benevolent and tolerant
state (think Moorish Spain).

We can make more headway against religion by being patient, persistent, firm
but not needlessly scornful.

Rafal Smigrodzki

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