[ExI] are all cultures equivalent?.

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Sat Apr 18 13:22:56 UTC 2009

2009/4/18 painlord2k at libero.it <painlord2k at libero.it>:

>> Unless they have the misfortune of being stuck in a theocracy many
>> nominal Muslims behave just like many nominal Christians. They don't
>> pray five times a day, drink alcohol, fornicate, and feel only mildly
>> guilty about it.
> The problems is not how they feel about themselves, but how other
> Muslims feels about them. Islam work so anyone is policing any other.
> Public deviation from the accepted norm is punished inside the family
> (for fear of social ostracism of the entire family groups or clan) and
> from outside the family.

This is how Christianity started off also, with very severe
punishments for things like blasphemy and sodomy. But in Europe, the
population came to take less and less notice of the Church, leading to
a more secular society, followed by a belated liberalisation of the
Church for fear that they would become increasingly irrelevant. There
have been setbacks, such as the rise of the fundamentalists in the US,
but generally the trend has been one of increasing secularisation.

Stathis Papaioannou

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