Women Drivers at the Root of Immorality
Posted: 14 August 2008 05:44 AM   [ Ignore ]  
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Finally, what I have been saying all along about women drivers has been proven. Women driving leads to gross immorality.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9cAa6SP79M&feature=related

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Posted: 14 August 2008 01:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Which leads to another burning question - what do Saudi truck drivers look at when a passenger car goes by them? They can’t do “leg checks.”

But seriously, what is the purpose and the benefit of the supposed high-standards of morality that Saudi Arabian society upholds?  Besides the fact that they are richer than most because of oil (which has nothing to do with morality, I suspect), what benefits does the restrictive morality of that country bring? They wouldn’t even have access to the oil were it not for western technology. They would still be living in tents in the desert and riding camels.

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Posted: 14 August 2008 06:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Bruce Burleson - 14 August 2008 05:28 PM

Which leads to another burning question - what do Saudi truck drivers look at when a passenger car goes by them? They can’t do “leg checks.”

But seriously, what is the purpose and the benefit of the supposed high-standards of morality that Saudi Arabian society upholds?  Besides the fact that they are richer than most because of oil (which has nothing to do with morality, I suspect), what benefits does the restrictive morality of that country bring? They wouldn’t even have access to the oil were it not for western technology. They would still be living in tents in the desert and riding camels.

Interesting question. Somehow I struggle trying to reconcile Islamic societies with any morality. Is the cover-up of women really morality or is it just custom imposed by the men and for what exact reason? Seems like a system to control the man’s own (healthy)lust. I don’t see how a man would select a wife through the eye slits. I don’t see the rationale much less the benefit. But such is the way of religious societies. My Iranian friend, who holds the Arabs in some contempt, views them as medieval nomadic camel drivers. You made a good point in your other thread about no enlightenment coming from the Islamic world and if it was not for the oil, no one would pay any attention to them or their philosophies. No hard feelings about my satire in the other thread, I hope.

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Posted: 14 August 2008 06:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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Wotansson - 14 August 2008 10:38 PM

No hard feelings about my satire in the other thread, I hope.

None at all. It’s expected here.

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Posted: 16 August 2008 05:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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Civilized societies recognize that women are indeed beautiful creatures and integrates this fact into such societies.  What can be more natural than the mutual physical attraction between men and women. Western civilizations do not deny this but rather depend on laws for some restraint plus the conduct of goodly and honorable men (and women?). Western civilizations are robust with romantic notions about the beauty of women at least as far back to the ancient Greeks and even to the eastern-rooted mythology of Adam and Eve.
Western romanticism gave rise to such mythology(?) as the face that launched a thousand ships. How many ships would have been launched by the face of a Sunni Muslim woman as viewed through the eye slits in her head covering? I opt for western romanticism.

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Posted: 16 August 2008 05:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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Most people here in the West don’t speak Arabic, so you can put any translation to that video you want. The guy could have been talking about what a douchbag he was and how his mother dresses him in table cloths. How do we know?

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Posted: 16 August 2008 06:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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rab - 16 August 2008 09:43 AM

Most people here in the West don’t speak Arabic, so you can put any translation to that video you want. The guy could have been talking about what a douchbag he was and how his mother dresses him in table cloths. How do we know?

The translation is from MEMRI which would seems to have some credibility.
http://www.memritv.org/content/en/about.htm

I doubt that the translation is as far off as you theorize.


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Posted: 19 August 2008 09:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]  
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I’m sure that guy in the video said, ‘as it is written’. Where? In the koran? Blimey, those old muslims were well ahead of their time!!

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