Tag: religion

Society and Culture, part II

Long overdue to be posted — it was lost in my drafts. Part I is here. A friend shares her observations as a Westerner living in the Middle East:

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I love mankind…but I sure do hate people!

(Cross-posted on The Angry Mandrel lampworking board) We had to pick up cat food and litter this afternoon, so we stopped at PetsMart. The rescue societies were out in full force — so many adorable dogs and cats, puppies and kittens…each with a story more heartwrenching than the one before. The boxer mix whose family …

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Evil in the name of religion is still evil

Currently in Turkey, when women are determined to have “dishonored” their families, we are seeing “honor suicides” instead of the previous “honor killings.” Women and girls as young as twelve are being pressured to kill themselves to save a male relative from killing them to salvage the family honor, and thus earning a potentially lengthy …

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