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Theological Resolutions to Iraq

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Submitted by Jason Smith (United States), Mar 29, 2006 at 13:43

Perhaps the resolution of any problem within Muslim societies should not be simply the imposition of a democratic government...only because some Muslims don't want democracy! This is one of those contradictions that cannot be resolved, as if in America we all voted at once to change our democracy to a dictatorship. it would be completely illogical, but maybe that is the problem with trying to reconcile democratic ideals with the actual wants of the majority of the people. Even though maybe a majority of Iraqis might want a shar'ia law system, they might also want to democractically elect their leaders. Then you would have Christians living under the Muslim system of laws, which disenfranchises them.

(Interestingly enough, everyone who doesn't vote for the winner in American elections is also disenfranchised in a similar way, but we don't invade polling places in order to implement better democracy....)

So maybe the only solution to the Iraqi problem of how to best represent the people can only come after some sort of RELIGIOUS RESOLUTION has been arrived at by the various islamic factions there, and between the Christians, and whoever else lives there. Perhaps they could implement the very first religious-based government that was actually based on the compromises between different religions. It would be a result of Christians, Jews, and Muslims arriving at consensuses that could apply the similar laws of their religions to their poltiical problems. Just a thought...

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