Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Who Places Higher Value on Human Rights?: Israel vs. Shari'ah States

In this corner we have...

Israel:  


Israel's body of constitutional law has a Basic Law of Human Dignity and Liberty.  Israel has Freedom of Speech, Press, and...RELIGION.

And in this corner we have...

Shari'ah States:


"For the sake of honesty, it must be stated that not only Islamist shari'a, but also traditional shari'a does not approve the basic individual right of religious belief," (The Shari'a State:  Arab Spring and Democritization by Bassam Tibi).
Shari'ah Law prohibits apostasy and allows for the death penalty for convicted apostates.

WHO IS THE WINNER?

I'll leave that for you to decide.

5 comments:

  1. "Israel's body of constitutional law has a Basic Law of Human Dignity and Liberty. Israel has Freedom of Speech, Press, and...RELIGION."


    But then, Israel's law is not the Torah is it? If Israel was following the Law of Moses, there would be no freedom of religion, apostates would be cut off, homosexuals would be stoned, adulterers would be stoned, people who worked on Sabbath would be stoned, etc.

    Then, the comparison would fall apart. It sounds like your saying that Israel is better because it does not keep the Law of Moses.

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  2. "But then, Israel's law is not the Torah is it? If Israel was following the Law of Moses, there would be no freedom of religion, apostates would be cut off, homosexuals would be stoned, adulterers would be stoned, people who worked on Sabbath would be stoned, etc"


    And you of course would not have anything to do with a law like that, right? But since according to you God can change on a dime and give us the freedom to have a birthday with a tree and Santa Claus, you would not have a problem, "we are free in Christ" you say, right?


    So you and your ilk will condemned Israel for not keeping the law at the same time you take a bite from your ham sandwich...OY....

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  3. I have worked to keep
    the law of Moses from my youth. I do not celebrate pagan festivals, I
    have kept the Sabbath growing up and today, I love the law of Moses in its
    proper application. I am Messianic for
    over 50 years, I eat Kosher and am circumcised.

    On top of that, I am baptized in water and in fire. I am filled with the Holy Spirit. I do not have idols or worship God when they
    are present. My father, my grandfather,
    my great grandfather, as far back as our history is known believed in Yeshua
    and preached the Gospel. My family never taught nor believed that Christ was a license to sin, so what are you talking about?

    Not to suggest I did not need a savior as much as anyone, but are you sure you know who you are speaking to?.

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  4. "My father, my grandfather,my great grandfather, as far back as our history is known believed in Yeshua
    and preached the Gospel.


    Yeshua or Jesus? How did they celebrate Yom Kippur? Did you sit with your grandfather in the Sukka?

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  5. Torah cannot be the law of the land until Messiah returns. Otherwise, you would end up with something akin to Sharia law. So, we do the best with what we have. Religious rulership has a greater tendency to oppression, fanaticism and wickedness. The most we can hope for now is a system of checks and balances that restrains human evil to some extent.

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