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GUEST,Musket curious BS: The Pope's Survey (402* d) RE: BS: The Pope's Survey 20 Nov 13


Fair enough Eliza. I must do something weird for me though and slightly defend the ethos behind sharia. You mention your husband is a Muslim so hopefully you see my point as in an ideal world rather than the one we wade through.

My understanding via many friends is that sharia is based on agreeing to arbitration by elders. That their sanctions are based on medieval interpretations of what constitutes fair is an issue but in a secular way, arbitration by agreement to the process is possibly one of the more useful aspects of living by religious ideals.

We can talk of pressure to agree and we can talk of awful sanctions by more extreme penalty but arbitration by agreement is not a bad idea.

I fully agree with some of your points. Personal freedom is far more important than following something imposed on you. Hence my general disdain of the tenets of organised religion. My dismissal is based on having never having to abide by Scripture but I can fully understand the thoughts of those scarred by it. You are speaking from within being a regular church goer so my respect for your input is rather high.


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