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The notion that any sacred text is - sacred - is very much in the eye of the beholder. The inability of a "religion" to withstand attacks on its content is a sign of sad immaturity. We live in a world of false values. Among them are this veneration of the sacred in place of the very values which cannot be besmirched - tolerance, democracy, helpfulness, non-idolatry. These are what are truly sacred and when they are challenged evil becomes palpable, and very often it is the religious who commit the worst atrocities. Enough said, I hope.