Chris Graham of the blog named
Did a post titled : “You can`t rape your wife! oh, it`s part of your religion? My apologies. Carry on.”
I do agree with Chris , something is very wrong when women are oppressed and abused this way by men . Its disgusting and wrong. But why does it still happen and why should a persons claim of a particular faith be able to be used to try to sanction it ? .
Chris gave us the link to the Fox Nation article also which reports on this particular case. And hopefully Chris wont mind me discussing this situation a little further over here on my blog because in my opinion i think the underlying problems run pretty deep , deeper than many of us humans maybe even fully realize yet , and in my opinion these problems all have some parallels with some situations of our own Ex EBs experience for instance . And how the Exclusive Brethrens rights to religious rights to claim what they do as being all part and parcel of their own particular belief system , allows them the right ! to also overrule and degenerate other human matters of consideration . Such as the matters of the consideration of humanity ! and fairness ! and kindness ! and the rights of family not to be split and divided , and even the fact that this is now even the year 2010 ! , when one might have even hoped ! humanity maybe might have made a few more advances by now, past some of the more barbaric ancient painful ideas of times of old . But alas , it often seems … No we have not ! really yet made such advances. Advances where humans different all sorted faiths are no longer allowed to cause other humans such sadness , harm and abuse .
In my opinion it’s quite obvious , humanity often still has such a very long way to go. And it is my opinion that even if yes, Sharia laws might really be “extra tough” , that’s still a little beside the point isn’t it ? ,because before we even start casting stones at certain types of cultures in particular , for not evolving fast enough and not seeing the error of their own religious ways . Maybe we too ! also need to be taking a much more inward look at all the religious beliefs of all our own cultures ! and the religious rights they all hold onto , and be asking ourselves if not maybe we too have our own problems that might in fact be in need some modern-day adjustments also , even if maybe they might be of need of adjustment ! even if to some lessor extent . That still don’t wipe our own slates as being entirely clean and totally without any blemish . Does it ?.
No i cant see how . Not if we wish to be both honest and fair.
And if these religious rights are stunting our own ability to evolve and grow and learn from past mistakes , then what right should we have right to judge any others who come to exist within our society , and happen to find the use of our laws of these rights to religious rights , as something they too can also use ? to hide behind ! as a way to also make themselves not be able to be judged by laws of humanity ?.
Why should these people from other countries be to blame or thought responsible for that existing situation ? . Isnt it our fault we dug-our-heels-in so long , and so never changed it ?
In my opinion this is a problem that obviously already does exist , long before any other cultures decide to be moving here to our countries to join us . If this wasnt the case , then pray tell ? , how do faithful folks suppose this problem just happens to suddenly arise ? . Did that naughty Stalk bird , that evil nasty bird that delivers bad evil babies to certain people s doorways , suddenly decide to arrive to deliver this baby ? , or was this baby actually already delivered ! ,many moons ago when these laws of religious rights were first voted for ! and agreed upon !.
Yes i think that’s the honest reality.
We cannot sit around continually crying over spilt milk can we ? , don’t we need to learn to be fully prepared to reap that what we sowed , or else decide some real changes are honestly long overdue and actually warranted and needed ?.
In this Fox article it states.
Charles’ ruling was overturned last month by New Jersey’s Appellate Court, which ruled that the husband’s religious beliefs were irrelevant and that the judge, in taking them into consideration, “was mistaken.”
Well thank goodness for some use of logic and good common sense.Why are religious beliefs what overrules over us ? .But lets not forget if we wish the rest of the world to change , then we must make our laws as unbiased as possible . Or else on what grounds would we ever ask that our own people should start to be treated well when traveling in their countries overseas also ?.
This article says
The woman’s lawyer, Jennifer Donnelly of New Jersey Legal Services, told FoxNews.com that Charles’ ruling should add to the case for a proposed Oklahoma law, which will be on the ballot in November, which would ban judges from considering “international law or Shariah Law” in their rulings.
Why pick on Sharia law ? .Why not make it unbiased .Why not have a ballot that simply stops all religion being overbearing and so overruling ?.
This article says.
“Those who don’t want the bill to pass say, ‘there’s really no need for it because why would a judge walk down that road of religion?'” Donnelly said.
That is quite true .But still obviously a problem actually exists . Obviously the laws of our lands still need to be updated and somewhat sorted out , because obviously some judges are still not sure and obviously some judges still figure maybe these rights to religious rights do still have the right to overrule us ? .
This article says.
“Clearly here, this judge did walk down that road. He may not have said ‘Shariah law.’ But I think it’s indicative that, in trying to be respectful of religion, judges venture into a very slippery slope.”
Yes how very true . Rights to religious rights is a very slippery slope , and many of us Ex EBs really do understand that . Many of us have found ourselves skidding around on this very nasty slippery slope , for nearly our whole lives , while we watched the religious right overrule our rights to enjoy our families that we were born among.
I.M.H.O …… It is almost only fitting , that its now the religious right that finds these ancient unfair laws coming back home to roost and start haunting some of them faithful folk also .
Sometimes its not until you finally get to wear another mans moccasins, that you finally realize just how smelly some type of moccasins can really become.