Israel holds 10 women for wearing prayer shawls at holy site

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JamVee wrote:

If civilization is to progress, all the religions need to come to grips with how women are treated by their church. It isn’t good, and it isn’t right!

Feb 11, 2013 9:02am EST  --  Report as abuse
bobber1956 wrote:

JamVee
Seperation of Church and State. Yes or no. Can not have it both ways. You want the Church out of State business then get the “State” out of Church business. With in their Faith it is NONE OF OUR BUSINESS!

Feb 11, 2013 9:38am EST  --  Report as abuse
fishin4fun wrote:

As a conservative Jew, I detest the mistreatment of women in my religion. It’s a pattern of disrespect followed by many religions, and another example of the dangers of religious fundamentalism. I also feel that the orthodox should serve in the army and get jobs instead of welfare, which is the system now in place. Help save the worls from all forms of religious fundamentalism.

Feb 11, 2013 9:42am EST  --  Report as abuse
Tiu wrote:

@ fishin4fun, too late to save the world from fundamentalists, at least on this side of the cliff.
Once we’re all past this the survivors will have no end of lessons to learn from.

Feb 11, 2013 11:04am EST  --  Report as abuse
Eideard wrote:

When the police enforce religious doctrine there is no pretense at separation of church and state. The only difference is that Israel lies [just a little bit] less than the United States about it.

As for ignoranus remarks like that from bobber1956, our government can make any constitutional civil and criminal regulations they wish to. Churches must obey those laws if they are to remain legal entities.

Consitution 101 for Dummies.

Feb 11, 2013 11:52am EST  --  Report as abuse
bobber1956 wrote:

Eideard
Constitution 405 It says freedom OF religion not FROM religion. I do not expect dummies to get that though.

Feb 11, 2013 1:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
crittertron wrote:

@Eideard “When the police enforce religious doctrine there is no pretense at separation of church and state. The only difference is that Israel lies [just a little bit] less than the United States about it.” … ??? never seen a woman arrested in the US for praying in public, if you have an example of this please share it with us.

On the other hand … it is a shame that with 3 of the women being Americans that this story is not easier to find, if they had been arrested in a Muslim country I bet it would be front page in the US.

Feb 11, 2013 2:26pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Reality2Day wrote:

Get with the 21st century and quit being misogynistic! Women should have every right men have. Arrest women for wearing a shawl at a religious site that MEN ARE ONLY ALLOWED. I’m not religious and SUPER PROUD of it because as a study of religion across the world you are worse than homophobes, racists, etc. Judaism, Catholicism, Islam and many others create the second class citizenship of women, that leads and continues this world down it’s dark path. As to one religion thinking it discovered GOD and they are the true children of him is extremely misguided. Men have ruled this world since time has been recorded and look what they have done with it!!! Maybe it’s the time for women, they couldn’t do any worse than men have. Take your cloaks of misguided religion off, this is the 21st century and a time of information sharing, which I wish I could say enlightenment, but as long as the more fanatical religious elements remain, it never will be. Women of this world deserve better, they basically create lives and for millennium men destroy it. It’s the TIME for WOMEN to become the LEADERS OF THE WORLD!

Feb 11, 2013 7:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Overcast451 wrote:

Always wondered if God somehow draws a line between men and women in regards to how he thinks of them….

Somehow; I suspect he does not.

Feb 12, 2013 11:55am EST  --  Report as abuse
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