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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Would A Sock Puppet In An Appropriate Place Be OK?

I came across this awhile ago, but plumb forgot to post. Here goes. An Egyptian cleric has issued a fatwa that nudity (complete, I presume) during intercourse invalidates a marriage (to the person you are intercoursing, I presume). A problem with Islam is that there is no central authority, so to speak, and each cleric or imam is free to issue his own rulings based upon his reading of the Qur'an. However, bear in mind that, for Muslims, the reading of the Qur'an is an effort to understand the literal words of Allah (inasmuch as Muhammad, who could not read nor write, was therefore providing verbatim the words of his god), rather than to try to understand God's direction as written down by his inspired followers.

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