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Is Marriage a Contract between a Man and a Woman or with the Clergy?

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times

Acknowledging the right of all non-Muslims to follow their respective personal laws, the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) of Pakistan declared that Shariah laws allowed all non-Muslims to practice their religions on all matters pertaining to marriage or divorce. 1,310 more words


The Unbearable Niceness of Being

“Too nice is neighbor’s fool”
Dutch proverb

“It’s nice to be nice to the nice.”
-Frank Burns, M.A.S.H.

Who among us has not been amazed and appalled by how mean and rude some people can be? 1,404 more words

Sifting dichotomies

(Originally published 06/08/13 at Trojan Horse Productions.  Republished here 10/30/13.)

In recent days, I’ve spent much time trying to sort out my understandings of Good and Evil, order and chaos, darkness and light. 263 more words

The Homeless Blogger

#SamWIP: How I Kind of Accidentally Invented Zoroastrianism After it Already Existed

Deep in the drudgeries of Twitter, I discovered a lord of demons named Aeshma. In my quest to understand this demon, I uncovered more information about an old, old religion I’d never heard of that shares enough similarities with the religion I’ve built in ACHILLEA to freak me out. 127 more words


A Note on Mšunia Kušṭa

The phrase Mšunia Kušṭa Məšonni Košṭa has occasioned the spillage of considerable ink, at least relative to the degree to which that commodity has been spilled in the service of Mandaic Philology. 1,079 more words

Doctrine Of John