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My recent trek through America’s heartland allowed me to meet an Israeli rabbi who has been living in flyover country for the past twenty years

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There is no reason for my photo to be here. I have nothing to do with this essay. But the administrators of my favorite blog, TMQ2, think I’m so hot I belong here. Thanks, Guys! —Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman:

One of the things our conversation touched on was Muslim behavior and world peace.

He explained that their behavior can be explained by their theological relations with God.

There basically isn’t one.

Jews and Christians worship a God they have a relationship with.

For Christians it offers personal salvation

For Jews it provides a framework for their obligations to fellow-man.

Muslims worship God because He is all-powerful.

That then dictates a cultural mindset that power is the end all and the be all.

Serve God by being more powerful than the next guy.

That’s all that matters.

Kill and/or die trying.

Some religion of peace.

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