RobynYou’re right, except NO WHERE is veiling a face a religious
tenet.But since religious freedom is so important why stop there. Wearing
masks or white robes with hoods should be okay for the masses to wander through
streets, banks, churches....anywhere.
I doubt a veil ban is denying women the choice to practice their religion.More likely it is giving them the freedom not have to practice their
religion.Think about it. Moslem women are beaten and even killed for
not wearing the Moslem clothing.Many Moslem women are no doubt
cheering this decision.
@Vanceone"It's amazing how BSR is leaping to the defense of
Muslims who just killed over 300 Christians."I'm not.
I'm leaping to the defense of Muslims who *didn't* just kill over 300
Christians. "And it is utterly despicable to compare terrorist
Muslims to the Prophet Joseph Smith."I didn't do that
either. I'm comparing people who want to take away the religious rights of
Muslims to those who wanted to take away the religious rights of Joseph
Smith."Since you love Islam so much, BSR, why don't you go
to Saudi or Yemen and live under it?"I have - I lived in Saudi
Arabia for a year."Then you can be free of the Christianity you
hate so much."As I've said many times before, I'm an
active LDS Church member. Are you saying LDS Church members are not Christian?
It's amazing how BSR is leaping to the defense of Muslims who just killed
over 300 Christians. Not a word, nothing about ensuring safety for people who
are not Muslim. And it is utterly despicable to compare terrorist
Muslims to the Prophet Joseph Smith. Utterly despicable, but not at all
surprising that a leftist would do that. Since you love Islam so
much, BSR, why don't you go to Saudi or Yemen and live under it? Then you
can be free of the Christianity you hate so much.
@Granny"Robin: It's a matter of public safety, not a matter
of denying one his/her religious beliefs."That's what every
oppressor uses as justification for taking away the religious beliefs of others.
That's how the mobs justified imprisoning Joseph Smith.
I am not super religious, but obviously terrorist killings in the name of
"god" or a higher being is just wrong. I hold the view that any religion
that does no harm is a good religion and man alone decides to do good or evil.
So, I view the quote in the above story "This is a time questions such as,
does God truly love us, does he have compassion toward us, can arise in human
hearts." obviously wants to lay the blame on God for the evils that befall
us and lack of compassion "toward us". I find it really
hard, and indeed irresponsible to blame an entity such as God for our own lack
of common decency, love, compassion, total lack of humanity and total disregard
for others. The buck has to stop somewhere and it stops with us. All of that
caring, compassion and love is inside of each of us, and that teaching or lack
thereof is humanity's responsibility. If we as humans have no
ounce of caring or compassion for each other, we cannot blame God or any other
"higher being" for the problems we as humans seem to so quickly burden
ourselves with. I've never seen God, but the devil visibly walks the earth
each time someone does evil to others and claims to be doing God's work.
In some states on the east coast it is already illegal to wear any type of mask
in public for public safety reasons and they have as well in France banned face
coverings. How could someone be identified in modern society on drivers
licenses, passports, etc if their faces are always covered? The only argument
for those in favor of head coverings are for those who want to live in the
medieval times and for those who want the subjugation of women.
Robin: It's a matter of public safety, not a matter of denying one his/her
@ute alumniSee above for how easy it is to take away another
person's religious freedom when they're not part of your religion.
Good call on veils. Should be everywhere in the world. No need to cover
anyone’s face for any reason, anytime, anywhere.