think about the flip side. If unbaised basics about major faiths is taught at school as a lesson of social sciences, most of the misunderstanding would go away between interfaith releations particularly in mutil cultural communitics. However the reality is when ever this subject if brough up its seen as "theolization" of educational institues rather part of education. One learns about different cultures and civilizations around the world as old at 5000BC so what wrong with added a little theologic history to it with neutral stand.
I am glad that I researched and read a little bit of everything so im not a ripe target for mullahs advocating me to condemn my maths teacher because he believes in Jesus in a manner I don't agree. That actually happened during my high school in the hand of our afro-british English born and raised religious zealot principal.
Originally Posted by Designo_E320
Pope or Rabbi? No we do not have the "middle" man who basically exists to take your money. Nope, no pimps in Islam. Yes every muslim has a direct relationship with God, no pimps involved.
Theoritically NO but practically YES. A bunch of mullahs running their madrases and mosque basically appeal to you for donations only to fund their covert activities. There had been a long documentary about this on Saudi TV. Tracked currency bills were dropped in these donation boxes and then locations kept under surveillance. The money collected was used for various means including publication and printing of terrorist literature and audio, funding and shelter for criminals, wages and bounties for the terrorist, pocket stuffing of the gang lords, and whole sale purchase of alcohol and cannabis to be sold to individual customers for profit.
One of the most embarassing incident was trade of camera equipped mobile phones used to fund terrorist pockets. During their ban they enjoyed status of exclusivity and high price tag as well promising profit margins for those who could smuggle sizable quantity. Discovery of such incidents lead to legalization of camera equipped mobile phones in Saudi Arabia.