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Impolite and illogical

The anonymous letter (Post September 24) calling, in an impolite way, for the repression

of foreign religions is not very logical.

Brahmanism, and later Buddhism, came from India, Christianity and Islam came from

Asia and the Middle East.

Khmer Buddhism did not offer any barrier against the use of force and corruption

and still does not. The basic values given by Lord Buddha are submerged by magic

rituals and costly ceremonies for merit.

The Pentasilla, showing the compassion to the poorest, is ignored at any level of

society, even by most of the spiritual operators.

Facts are quite visible and to unleash old phantoms is contributing to another predictable

disaster. Open your eyes before writing an appeal to violence.

Being an atheist I am not taking sides.

Claude Rabour - Phnom Penh.



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