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Author Topic:   Suppose you had to choose a religion?
John
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Message 5 of 29 (27108)
12-17-2002 8:59 PM
Reply to: Message 4 by forgiven
12-17-2002 8:44 PM


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Originally posted by forgiven:
That's news to me. You wouldn't think it--looking around.
yes, that confuses me also[/B][/QUOTE]
I did a paper on the history of Islam for an anthropology course about ten years ago. I'm sure I could find the relevant information, but for now, I am just going on memory.
For the time period and the culture, I believe that Islam did do wonders for the position of women. If I am not mistaken, it gave them the legal right to own property and run a business. The Quran provides that divorced women be provided for by there ex. Inheritance is to be divided equally among the male and female offspring. Just for some examples. Of course, what was and what is don't have to mesh.
Maybe you can browse the papers here:
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John
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Message 10 of 29 (27255)
12-18-2002 6:19 PM
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12-18-2002 4:08 PM


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Originally posted by robinrohan:
And what happened through the years as regards women in Islam? I guess they started interepreting the scriptures somewhat differently.

I make no attempt to justify current political climates. I only commented about Islam's beginnings.
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John
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Message 18 of 29 (28588)
01-07-2003 10:25 AM
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01-07-2003 8:45 AM


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Originally posted by robinrohan:
The most attractive belief of all, to me, is reincarnation.
Yeah. I'd like to believe that one too.
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John
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Message 20 of 29 (28673)
01-08-2003 9:20 AM
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01-08-2003 5:33 AM


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Originally posted by Andya Primanda:
Reincarnation? Which means after one left this cruel world he/she would return to suffer again?
Evil concept, I think.

Immortality, I think. See, I have thought about suffering and have come to the conclusion that the major cause of my suffering is that I don't have enough time. This is what causes me stress. Reincarnation fixes that problem. Of course this presupposes a continuation of consciousness and memory; otherwise, it would be pointless.
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John
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Message 23 of 29 (28719)
01-08-2003 10:01 PM
Reply to: Message 22 by robinrohan
01-08-2003 7:29 PM


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Originally posted by robinrohan:
John: time to do what?
I couldn't begin to make a list, but outside of team sports ( yechie ) pretty much everything.
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