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Since when is "Democracy" a superior religion to the Bible?

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in response to reader comment: Why did Michael Oren think the state department applauded Morsi's election?

Submitted by Michael S (United States), Aug 5, 2015 at 10:03

Daniel, I presume you are referring to this comment:

Submitted by Michael Hanni Morcos (Canada), Jun 3, 2012 at 19:48

Sharia is indoctrinated in all of the Islamic World.Sharia is at the core of undemocratic, unconstitutional, and anti -human rights doctrines ever seen.Apostacy is the start of rules that state that if you choose to convert out of Islam you Die.Sharia Laws are set in stone and cannot be changed or even debated as Mohamed himself said that if any Muslim leaves the faith of Allah -Kill them. That is why Egyptians have not re-written their constitution before those so called Democratic Elections.Sharia is the biggest illusion-the only Obstacle to the Sanctity of Life and Human Rights and Freedom. Sharia-Free it will be the next Revolution in Egypt and the Middle East.

Thank You.

Sharia Law is certainly undemocratic. I don't know if it should be called "unconstitutional", since I don't know what's in the Egyptian Constitution. As for its being "Anti-Human-Rights", I'm not impressed: Eleanor Roosevelt drafted the UN Declaration on Human Rights over 1300 years after the death of Muhammed; and I fail to see how she should be considered a fit judge of the author of Sharia.

As a religious doctrine, I cannot see Sharia as any more dogmatic than the Bible. Consider the following:

Deuteronomy 17:
[2] If there be found among you, within any of thy gates which the LORD thy God giveth thee, man or woman, that hath wrought wickedness in the sight of the LORD thy God, in transgressing his covenant,
[3] And hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them, either the sun, or moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded;
[4] And it be told thee, and thou hast heard of it, and inquired diligently, and, behold, it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in Israel:
[5] Then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, which have committed that wicked thing, unto thy gates, even that man or that woman, and shalt stone them with stones, till they die.
[6] At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of death be put to death; but at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death.
[7] The hands of the witnesses shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterward the hands of all the people. So thou shalt put the evil away from among you.

Most seem concerned about the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups. because they do not tolerate other religions. I am against them, because they toloerate the evil religion of Islam. They are enemies of the God of Israel. May their name be eternally blotted out. They are enemies of the Jewish people, and always will be. "Democracy" is irrelevant here: If the majority of Egyptians elect as their leader, an enemy of Israel, should I be for him? but if they have a dictator who supports Israel, I will certainly support them. Since when is "Democracy" a superior religion to the Bible?


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