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Akaei's Avatar Jump to comment 16 by Akaei

In the US this obscenity might be allowed as a form of legal arbitration.

I don't know if there is a minimum legal requirement to practice arbitration but that would merely be an obstacle rather than an absolute restriction of religious laws being imposed on "willing" participants in civil matters.

That these religious leaders wish to (or find it their responsibility to) sit in judgment should scare the crap out of anyone living in a society with a half-way decent legal system. (which begs the counter-point: do we have a half-way decent legal system?)

Tue, 18 Aug 2009 00:04:00 UTC | #389129