You're probably not looking at this string anymore, but if you are I completely agree about how ugly things get in the name of god. It was, I suppose, always in the back of my mind that the middle eastern problems were due mainly because of differences in religion...but, again, it was Joseph Campbell who said it in the perfect way...People are killing eachother only because they have another name for god...He was disgusted, and I am too. What IRONY. The only thing that gives these people meaning in their lives is the same thing that makes them so angry and miserable. Jews hate Muslims, Muslims hate Jews, Muslims hate Christians, Christians "tolerate" Jews and Muslims in a patronizing way...its really an absurd game and would be funny if it wasn't so painful.