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[*] posted on 11-7-2015 at 00:10
Actually, Nim, there is only one true religion, problem is, there are adherents of many religions that would lay claim to that. At the end of the day, we will find out, when it is too late. (Note; I did not state which religion I thought was the true one, though I do have an opinion on that). I also think that we might be surprised at who we get to meet in heaven, or hell, as the case may be.

[*] posted on 10-7-2015 at 15:19
Originally posted by scholar
The use of the word "religious" for false religions, such as Islam, is problematic to the extent that it is the same word as might be used for the true revealed religion, that of the Christian Scriptures.

Now here is where I would take issue with you, Scholar.

Christianity maybe the only religion for you - but it is NOT the only true religion.

[*] posted on 10-7-2015 at 08:37
Scholar - you're not very scholarly in your response.

Religious comes from religiō:

L. religionem (nom. religio) "respect for what is sacred, reverence for the gods,

"obligation, the bond between man and the gods"

is derived from the Latin religiō, the ultimate origins of which are obscure.

One possibility is an interpretation traced to Cicero, connecting lego "read", i.e. re (again) + lego in the sense of "choose", "go over again" or "consider carefully". Modern scholars such as Tom Harpur and Joseph Campbell favour the derivation from ligare "bind, connect", probably from a prefixed re-ligare, i.e. re (again) + ligare or "to reconnect," which was made prominent by St. Augustine, following the interpretation of Lactantius. The medieval usage alternates with order in designating bonded communities like those of monastic orders: "we hear of the 'religion' of the Golden Fleece, of a knight 'of the religion of Avys'"

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[*] posted on 10-7-2015 at 03:26
Actually Scholar religion is defined as; the belief in a god or in a group of gods

: an organized system of beliefs, ceremonies, and rules used to worship a god or a group of gods

: an interest, a belief, or an activity that is very important to a person or group
source Merriam-Webster So.. football can be classed as a religion, too.

[*] posted on 9-7-2015 at 23:58
The use of the word "religious" for false religions, such as Islam, is problematic to the extent that it is the same word as might be used for the true revealed religion, that of the Christian Scriptures.

It is like using the word "knowledge" for every assertion, without distinguishing between true statements and false ones.

It is not a "religious thought process" that is the problem here, it is a false religion that does not value women highly.

[*] posted on 9-7-2015 at 11:49
What would you expect from such an "enlightened" source?

[*] posted on 9-7-2015 at 10:38
God created woman - woman menstruates - woman can't touch Qu'ran...

God give me strength...

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Wednesday’s vote came after clerics and conservatives lined up to criticise the choice of Rassouli, who has been a judge for 24 years and is the current head of Kabul’s juvenile court. They claimed only men were fit to sit in the highest court in the country.

Last month, one MP made his views clear. Menstruating women were considered unclean in Islam and were not allowed to touch the Qur’an, Qazi Nazeer Hanafi said. As judges put their hands on the holy book every day, and it was unfeasible for a supreme court judge to take a week off every month, ran his logic, Rassouli’s appointment should be opposed.

“It is against Islamic law. I will make a campaign and tell the other brothers to vote against her,” said Hanafi. “It would be a crime if I voted for her.”..

Aged 47, unmarried and living with her parents and siblings, Rassouli has impressed Afghan and foreign colleagues with her work in the capital’s juvenile court.