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Christians Worse than Terrorists, Reich Says

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Robert Reich, who served as labor secretary under President Clinton, recently made comments that are guaranteed to draw the ire of just about everyone who believes in a transcendent being -- especially Bible-believing Christians.

Writing in the liberal journal, The American Prospect, Reich accused all those who believe in a higher authority of confusing politics with private morality, referring to them as "religious zealots," WorldNetDaily.com reported.

Specifically, Reich outlined what he calls "the great conflict of the 21st century," which he believes is far more important to the future of society than terrorism.

"The true battle will be between modern civilization and anti-modernists; between those who believe in the primacy of that individual and those who believe that human beings owe their allegiance and identity to a higher authority," Reich wrote, "between those who believe in science, reason and logic and those who believe that truth is revealed through scripture and religious dogma. Terrorism will disrupt and destroy lives. But terrorism itself is not the greatest danger we face."

Critics like National Review Senior Editor Ramesh Ponnuru, point out that Reich's humanist diatribe doesn't merely note the dangers exhibited by certain kinds of fundamentalism, it wrongly characterizes -- and dismisses -- all who believe in God as irrational.

"If our choice is between the primacy of individuals and the primacy of God," Ponnuru wrote in an NR editorial, "then the vast majority of traditional religious believers would have to choose God. I certainly would. Many millions of Christians, Jews, Muslims, and other religious believers will reject Reich's witless rhetorical oppositions."

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