I am very saddened by the political happenings in Egypt right now. I was hoping the secular leaning people of Egypt could make Egypt a true democracy. I now think more pain and frustration is needed.
Muslims are very much about follow the rules and you go to Paradise when you die. The religion is designed to be rule followers. Mohammed was the political, military, and religious leader of his time so there was no separation and that non-separation has continued.
In Christianity, it is about choice. Granted some sects have veered from that over the centuries but for the most part it is a personal choice to believe. In fact, New Testament actually says you cannot believe for someone else. Therefore western culture evolved to independent choice with a respect to the 10 commandment laws.
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This is very bad.
I am so happy that I live in the USA where the pursuit of one’s religious belief is supposed to be accepted. I acknowledge that even in the US, it is not always easy to pursue one’s beliefs. I also acknowledge that there is still bigotry and racism, but in general, we are much more free than most places in the world.
Shame on the Belgium Parliament for passing this bill.
Belgium is set to become the first ever country in Europe to ban the burqa being worn in public places.
The vote in Parliament for a nationwide ban on Islamic clothes or veils that do not allow the wearer to be fully identified was almost unanimous.
The full-face niqab and burqa worn by some Muslim women are not a mandatory requirements of Islam, but a personal choice.
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