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Uru Hammer
Not So Simple...
Tue Jan 4, 2011 08:21

The conflict between reason and revelation tends to take form in a philosophical expression when the conflicted parties are otherwise happy. When the conflicted parties are otherwise unhappy, it tends to take form in a more violent and martial expression.

I do not argue that the reason/revelation conflict isn't a cause, but on its own, it wouldn't be enough for a large group of people. It would be enough only for the most fanatic - people who are otherwise personally unhappy and very motivated by the conflict.

I think that the commonly cited reasons are important, because to a great extent, the describe the environment that was necessary to move the conflict from one of philosophy to one of violence and terrorism.


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