One of the reasons I hear coming from “conservatives” for invading and occupying Islamic countries it so “they” won’t take over America and force Sharia “law” on “us”. You know, kind of an extension of the “fight them there so we don’t have to fight them here” excuse.
True, I have no wish to live under such a brutal and primitive, and painfully stupid, system. But doesn’t that mean we should deal with the mote in our own eye and get rid of our own version of Sharia “law” too? Otherwise we are just being hypocritical. Again.
Sharia law is no more obscene than most of the counterfeit laws in America. Kidnapping and murdering people over plants? Orchemicals? Or because they refuse to facilitate their own muggings? “Laws” based on what people claim their god wants?
If we refuse to put up with being ruled by Sharia “law”, why don’t we refuse the US equivalent and refuse to tolerate drug laws, gun laws,sex laws, tax laws, seatbelt laws, property codes, obscenity laws… and the list goes on almost infinitely to embrace any and all “laws” that attempt to control or regulate anything other than actualaggression or theft.
Sorry, but if your god approves of the War on (some) Drugs, or government sanctioned (or prohibited) marriage, or 99%+ of the rest of the things that “The Law” concerns itself with, your god is amonster. And if you continue to follow your god (whatever name you call him by) in spite of his monstrosity, then you are no better. And if you think it is a good idea to impose “laws” like this, and enforce them against your neighbors, you should be happy with Sharia “law”. As for me, I’ll take liberty and respect yours as well.