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Go to: Thousands demonstrate in Maldives over Islamic law

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^ Well, you get what you pay for.

Mon, 02 Jan 2012 05:09:12 UTC | #904437

Go to: UPDATE: Bangladeshi girl, 14, dies after 100 lashes

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Appropriate name, Shariatpur ("Sharia Town").

Mon, 14 Feb 2011 08:36:51 UTC | #591692

Go to: As I didn't say to the archbishop

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Yeah, I suppose God is like the iPad. But I do wonder--if I claim that the iPad runs on an ARM7 processor, why is it not treated as an ecumenical matter?

Mon, 06 Dec 2010 19:15:01 UTC | #559376

Go to: What you can't say about Islam - the backlash against Elizabeth Moon

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Comment 52 by SourTomatoSand :

You mean "Cultural Christian" is a proper subset of "Christian"? Call me a traditionalist, but I don't agree.

I guess most of the Church of England is out, then.

If most of the Church of England does not believe that Jesus Christ died for their sins, then most of the Church of England are not "Christians" in the religious meaning of the term. I won't be including them when I refer to "Christians", in that case.

Just as the leading Islamic scholars of the world and I do not consider anyone who doesn't believe in Allah and Mohammed (if not in a mainstream legal school of Islamic thought as well--the Amman declaration) to be Muslims.

Thu, 28 Oct 2010 05:55:10 UTC | #539302

Go to: What you can't say about Islam - the backlash against Elizabeth Moon

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Comment 49 by SourTomatoSand :

I do think Liberal Christians are a separate sect from the more hardcore believers, because they are. Baptists diverge from Christian Scientists as much as Catholics are different from Jews.

Islam is not like protestant factions, it does have authorities which can distinguish which sects are truly Islamic and which are not. The OIC's Islamic scholars have declared Sufism part of Islam, which means that Sufism accepts Sharia and Sunnah. Catholicism is a much more suitable comparison for Islam.

Universal Sufism is not the same as Sufism, by the way. And I never said they REJECT the Qur'an or Mohammad, just that they don't defer to them or use them as sources of absolute morality.

Sufism accepts Sharia, it's just more liberal with it.

Thu, 28 Oct 2010 05:19:56 UTC | #539299

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