I just wanted to voice my disdain for those selfish, criminal "collectors" who'd buy a looted artifact from the Iraqi National Museum and keep it, locked away, for years. They couldn't DISPLAY it anywhere, on the off-chance that some visitor to their home would actually demonstrate some conscience, so they'll lock whatever they buy away for decades and sit, corpulent and spider-like, smug in their knowledge that they assisted in the cultural theft of some unique antiquity.
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I heard someone say that the religious leaders in Iraq are telling the men that if they keep the artifacts then they will be damned. They are also telling the women than they should not sleep with their men if they know the men have taken artifacts.
M2, heard that, too. The report quoted a Marine guarding an office building saying there was a steady stram of desks, air conditioners, and chairs flowing back into the building being carried by many sheepish-looking men. Now if they'd just issue that Fatwah (sp?) to worship the ground all American's walk on and build a McDonalds on every corner.
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You have to admit that "you'll go to hell for stealing" is a pretty common tenant. As for telling women when to sleep with their husbands, if it does have some kind of religious impetus behind it, and wasn't just a snide remark by a minister somewhere, then yeah. Definitely an abuse of religion.
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I think the point was that the religious leaders were telling everyone that they are responsible for the looting of thier own cultural heritage. If a woman knows her man stole a priceless artifact, the mullah is telling the wife to shame the man into giving it back.
Well, as I see it, there are some people who consult the their holy writ to determine which hand they should use to wipe their ass, and then there are some people that make that sort of decision based on opinion polls.
Would that make Clinton a sort of fundamentalist? Only in the Chaucerian sense.