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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Seriously?

New rules declared that any reincarnations without government consent were illegal.

9 Comments:

Blogger KJ said...

WoW

I wonder what it would be like... to be this soul waiting for an otherwordly ethereal police officer to give you the permit to reincarnate

November 28, 2007 4:24 PM

 
Blogger Lujayn said...

Political leaders are Super-Gods, so why is it strange if they appoint their deputies in the sky?

November 28, 2007 8:44 PM

 
Blogger saint said...

The eternal fight between power and religion is enduring in the high mountain of the Tibet. If Pakistan could succeed in ridding the dictator, and if then Burmas’ monks overcome the military rulers, then the Tibet will have it incarnation without Chinese authority supervision.

November 28, 2007 8:53 PM

 
Blogger poshlemon said...

My take on religion and state is clear. I hate this relationship and I think religion must be separated from state affairs. Full stop. However, I disagree for example with France or Turkey. That is an extreme. I think religion should be separate to the point that a state should not have much to say on it and vice versa. If someone's religion is about reincarnation, why impose regulations? If someone's religion is about wearing a head cover or a turban, why the regulations? If so, then these regulations should be applied fairly to everyone, such as the goth cult and their dress sense. Not that I have anything against goths, on the contrary, I listen to gothic music most of the time. It's just an example.

Since when did religion become so central? By such interferences and by giving religion more prominence than it deserves, religion will grow into a monster that tries to prove its liability, its existence, its rights. An action always leads to a reaction.

Look at Algeria for example: hadn't the French committed the atrocities they did especially directed at religion, Algeria would not be such a mess. And that fight on terrorism, look what it had caused! It is an American fabrication. This whole rise in Islamism for example, what the hell is that? In Egypt, a Christian and Muslim cannot get married, not even the option of getting married in Cyprus and being considered official in Egypt. Whatever. I am just rambling on. I lost the point but I had to blurt it out cause religion and state is something that makes me boil.

November 29, 2007 4:34 AM

 
Blogger DUBAI JAZZ said...

And I thought re-incarnations took place involuntarily.
How naive.

November 29, 2007 4:35 AM

 
Blogger DUBAI JAZZ said...

btw, it is widely believed that Buddhism itself is not a religion.

November 29, 2007 4:37 AM

 
Blogger Shady Zayat said...

pretty creative comrads

November 29, 2007 1:18 PM

 
Blogger Dania said...

re:Poshlemon
Does wearing the hijab jeopardize secularism, no it doesn’t… does wearing the hijab or any other religious signs in SCHOOLS leads to religious discrimination? Yes it does… so I totally agree with the French law that you described as an extreme, not to mention that Muslim young girls must not wear hijab simply because their decision may be affected by other agents.
P.S: I am not against hijab, I wear it myself.
and sorry Yazan for this side subject.

as for the main subject, I think the government is just kidding and they have this GREAT sense of humor that’s all.

November 29, 2007 11:03 PM

 
Blogger Blue Ice Envy said...

LOL

December 04, 2007 5:08 PM

 

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