Chuck... you are right in what you say about respecting the these people's religion, whatever it is. As a Christian myself, I do disagree with you analysis of the bible in relation to that excerpt you included above. I think you took that to be literal, when in my opinion it is figuratively speaking. Alas, religion is not to be debated in the forum, so we can let that go.
I respect anybody that has a belief. It shows that their minds are working and are constantly aware of what's going on. However, I do chose to disagree with their beliefs...as I do in this case.
I too watched that special show on them, so my opinion is based on that. True, I can't begin to understand the roots of their belief system... all I have to go on is that one hour special.
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