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  1. #1 Could a DUer explain the difference between Sharia Law and 
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    Could a DUer explain the difference between Sharia Law and
    Xtian Fundie Law to me - thanks in advance
    Hard question, right? The circus at DU doesn't disappoint......not sure if they are simply ignorant, as usual or their hatred of Christianity is so blinding that they cannot or will not admit the truth.

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    1. Well, there is the fact that the latter does not exist.

    and Sharia law does.
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    4. They sell liquor on Sunday where you are, eh?

    Do they do it within 500 feet of a church?
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    5. anti-abortion laws? anti-gay laws? creshes on public property? god on our currency?

    sure, sharia law is much more heavily encoded into public law in certain islamic countries than christian law is encoded into public law here in the u.s., but it's incorrect to say it doesn't ever exist.

    it does and small bits of it even exist in our public law and governance. heck, congress even starts its session with a prayer.
    redgreenandblue (978 posts)
    2. AFAIK, both are based essentially on Leviticus and Deuteronomy.

    The Quran adds a few subtleties on top of that. What these are exactly, I cannot say. But yes, there certainly is a lot of overlap. All the dietary rules for instance.
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    3. One is wildly unpopular in the USA and the other is wildly popular? n/t

    Star Member malaise (109,075 posts)
    7. Bwaaaaaaaah hahahaha

    Now we're getting there
    dawg (5,737 posts)
    6. We can have bacon.

    Yep. Crispy, yummy bacon!

    Take that, Muslins!
    Star Member Scootaloo (7,047 posts)
    8. I doubt many DU'ers even comprehend what "Sharia law" is

    Beyond of course whatever Glen Beck tells them it is. "I know it's whut them thar moozlums foller. And I don't like it, nossir, not one bit."
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    Star Member Scootaloo (7,047 posts)
    8. I doubt many DU'ers even comprehend what "Sharia law" is

    Beyond of course whatever Glen Beck tells them it is. "I know it's whut them thar moozlums foller. And I don't like it, nossir, not one bit."
    Scoots, you're right in your hypothesis, but it's pretty clear from the rest of your post that it's for reasons that are a complete inversion of reality.
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    There are more proponents of Sharia law that want to inflict it upon all people across the earth, and are willing to use force to make it happen, than fundamentalist Christians.

    But there really is no Christian law that is the same. There is the Torah, which has some pretty brutal extremes attached to it if it was followed 100%, but the rule Jesus taught was basically "Love and honor God, and love your neighbor as yourself". There are a lot of specific applications discussed in places like the Sermon on the Mount, and Paul lists a few of his rules for worship and marriage in his letters, but there is no "Christian Law".
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    We know that there are many secular progressives throughout the Muslim world that take a more liberal view of Sharia Law - tolerance toward gays, religious freedom, women's rights. The scaffolds are full of them.
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    Christian fundamentalists don't usually want women, homosexuals, and others killed for not following their beliefs. They can be annoying, but they do have the redeeming value of not wanting to kill people. You're welcome.
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  6. #6 Well there is this small difference.... 
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    This is the penalty for reading a bible in Saudi Arabia. I don't believe we do that to Muslims for reading Qurans in this country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim54 View Post


    This is the penalty for reading a bible in Saudi Arabia. I don't believe we do that to Muslims for reading Qurans in this country.

    Damn, that's brutal. It looks like something that Ramsey Snow would have done to Theon on Game of Thrones. After removing Theon's manhood and sending it to his father, that is.
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    All Moonbats know about the people who want Sharia Law is that they are Anti-American; that's why they like them.

    Little do these Morons know is that these same people would hang them upside down from a tree and set them on fire.
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    The real question is, could a DUer explain the difference between his ass and his elbow?

    Sharia is an all-encompassing system of law that applies not only to everything that Muslims do, but is considered binding on non-believers, no matter where they are. Thus, Muslims judge the actions of non-Muslims by Sharia and impose punishment, even when those non-Muslims live outside of Muslim areas of control.

    Christian Fundamentalist Law doesn't seem to exist. One can find Canon Law in the Catholic Church, but the major difference is that Canon Law is not binding on non-Catholics. Similarly, Jews do not impose the Torah on Gentiles, Hindus do not prevent non-Hindus from eating beef outside of India and Buddhists don't expect non-Buddhists to recite Koans and meditate.
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    Hey DUmmies,

    Here's an example of a difference:

    At Police Request, Feminist Scholarís Lecture at Indian University Is Called Off
    http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/jp...-is-called-off

    An American academic who argues for gender equality in Islam has been prevented from giving a lecture at the University of Madras, in India, after the talkís organizer said the police had asked the institution to cancel the event and refused to provide security. The head of the universityís center for Islamic studies said the police had asked him to call off the event because fringe groups were planning protests against the scholar, Amina Wadud, who is known for her writing about women in Islam. In a message on her Twitter account, Ms. Wadud said that she intended to leave the country as soon as she completed some previously scheduled commitments in the region.


    When was the last time a feminist scholar's lecture about women and Christianity was called off in the US because militant Catholics were so dangerous that the police refused to provide security?
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