reply to post by symmetricAvenger
You don't have a clue what I understand, you just keep digging yourself in deeper, demonstrating your ignorance.
Laws and principles governing the conduct of men existed long before the bible was ever written down, or before Jewish people ever developed their ten
Here is a little history lesson for you.
The ten commandments came from the Gathas of Zoroastrianism. The Zoroastrians also were the first to conceive of the concept of the son of God coming
down to Earth and driving evil from the world, and the concept of the middle prophet, which they claimed was Mithra, long before Christ came on the
scene. The Zoroastrians were Persians, which were an offshoot of the Aryans, who also conquered India and developed Hinduism. Before the Persians,
Middle Easterners worshiped their leaders as living Gods, from Sumeria to Egypt.
Europeans early laws were developed by communities who came together in a Thing, a meeting of men in which the laws that were to govern the community
were agreed upon by the men of the community. While Middle Easterners established their laws governing their morality and conduct through the church,
governed over by the priests, who supposedly represented the word of God, Europeans came together and developed the moral codes that guided the
community through debate and discussion using logic and reason.
Europeans had a much better system of establishing moral codes than the Middle East, which is why Europeans developed democratic and republican style
governments. Christianity as developed by the Catholics screwed everything up, and put the Europeans into an age of darkness, until they through off
the yoke of the Church in the Renaissance.
In essence, Morality is Trust, in my opinion. I have written a book titled, "A Westerner's Tenets for Modern Living", which when I am satisfied
with, if ever, I will publish some day. In this book I explain why I think the truth is, that morality is trust. Never thought I would write such a
Anyway, back to the subject at hand. I don't see Islam as the boogey man, I see a group of radicals within the Muslim community creating problems
that have to dealt with. Creation of these Islamic courts in Brittan is just another way for them to stir up trouble.
Maybe you aren't as religiously indoctrinated as some of the statements you have made in your posts imply, maybe I misjudged you, and you struggle
with moral dilemmas like most of us.