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Going on from that place, he went into their synagogue, 10 and a man with a shriveled hand was there. Looking for a reason to bring charges against Jesus, they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?” 11 He said to them, “If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out? 12 How much more valuable is a person than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.” 13 Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” So he stretched it out and it was completely restored, just as sound as the other.
Although it sometimes looks like one, this is not a popularity contest.
Originally posted by BMorris
I am sorry, my opinion is not going to be popular here but here goes.
The religion in question (Islam) does not impair the obligation of rapid response, specially when human life is in danger.
If anyone working in a job that might requre rapid reponse (doctor, nurse, police, fire, etc) has a religion that may impair their obligation of rapid response, or make them unable to respond, due to prayer, etc, then they should find another job (or change religion).
It doesn't put prayer at a higher priority than human life, it's exactly the opposite, they specifically say that, if there is danger for someone that can be avoid (or at least they can try to avoid the danger) by the interruption of the prayer then they must do it, because the prayer can be done latter, and human life is the most valuable thing.
It also strikes me, that a religion that puts prayer at a higher priority than human life, is not a very nice religion at all.