posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 07:41 PM
To lay my cards on the table: While all religions are not the same, they have all had their brush with insanity and cruelty over the years. I
personally think there is no such thing as a good one - at least the way they are practiced today.
Having said that, I find it interesting (and disturbing) that while most of the Christian religions have cleaned up their act somewhat in terms of
treatment of women, and even people who are gay, the way Islam is conducted in the middle east its actually getting worse. Pants aren't just banned
for women, they are considered "indecent".
I see lots of different versions of Islam practiced in my neighbourhood here in Canada. Some women with covered heads wear pants. Others are covered
from head to toe -- but as often as not with material of such flash and colour that it draws your attention to them moreso than plain clothes would.
They are a very attractive lot. Methinks the customs are just a sham because we are all the same in the end; no matter what your religion is (or even
if you haven't any at all).