I'd agree with all the statements in principle, although they're not clearly defined.
For example, what do we mean by "judge"?
This could mean anything from tolerate to shunning, and even violent sanctions, confrontations or insults.
Then we also have to define "rights".
For example, there's been a series called "Come Dine With Me" in South Africa where guests rate each other for dinner parties.
I've seen it twice now that there's a Muslim who doesn't drink alcohol, which is fine because the other hosts always have non-alcoholic drinks.
People also go out of their way to find Halaal meat for them.
However, when it comes to the Muslims' turn to host, they will accept the wine the guests bring as a gift (some of the guests are unsure at first, and
only discover the situation when they arrive).
Then, they absolutely refuse to allow their guests to drink wine!
The one "Muslim" host wasn't even a strict Muslim, and she kept talking aloud to some New Age entity called "Michael".
Here the guests offered to drink their own wine that they brought, but she still refused, because it would somehow render her glasses unclean.
One guest even offered to drink out of the bottle, but this was ignored.
The other politically correct guests kept commenting on how "rude" he was to request his own wine!
I thought that is so typical of how one culture can dominate another these days, and expect all kinds of special food, while not giving an inch to
I would have taken my bottle of wine (which she shouldn't have accepted in the first place) right back from her mantle-piece and called a taxi on the
If you can't tolerate my culture, I feel nothing for you or your shenanigans either.
Suffice it to say she didn't win (no surprises there).
I'd be fine with catering for everyone and there needs, but it's downright rude if they won't cater to mine.
But is that right?
Shouldn't her culture trump my enjoyment of wine, because it might be her "religion"?
I don't think so.
It's my body and I choose what goes into it and when, and I won't tell her what to do with her body.
Maybe in my home we don't tolerate Halaal meat, and then she can also call a taxi and bugger right off.
edit on 10-1-2014 by halfoldman
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