21st April 2013

“The main aim of religious courts is to propagate their own religious practices. They can stall progress towards egalitarian legal systems based on fundamental human rights.”

Gurmukh Singh

3 Responses to “21st April 2013”

  1. Jeff Says:

    It is also the fundamental aim of those religions which try to get secular governments to enact their practices and beliefs into civil law. Either way, religious courts or religious belief enacted in civil law, it is a fundamental violation of the separation that is required between religion and government in order to make individual freedom a reality.

  2. Jeff Says:

    Just a thought for all of you who follow this:

    I just realized that the only sign of intelligent design in the universe is in the design of the early religious pantheons of gods. The early hunter gatherers who first raised the possibility of gods seem to have realized that to grant too much power to their gods would be to create a fundamental contradiction to the randomness of the world they perceived around them. The problem arose when the Moses and his folk decided they needed a single ALL POWERFUL god to blow the others away. Granting both omnipotence and omniscience to a single entity means that entity must also accept total irresponsibility for the outcome, and since the universe is, by those lights, and incredibly f’ed up place, the creator must have, by definition, f’ed it up during the act of creation…

    Just something to chew on.

  3. Jeff Says:

    Make that “total responsibility” not “total irresponsibility”. Don’t know how that initial “ir-” crept in – spell check, I suppose. Note my own lack of omnipotence…