Friday, April 27, 2012

What the F'ing F?

I'm pretty open minded.  I recognize that there are different people doing and believing different things all over the world and in my backyard.  I understand that what my values and the laws of my country might find absolutely repugnant might not be that bad in another country or in another culture.  I have my own cultural biases, but I try to mind my own business and stay out of other peoples' affairs.

But what in the name of Chewbacca's hairy nether regions is wrong with lawmakers in Egypt?

Egyptian husbands will soon be legally allowed to have sex with their dead wives - for up to six hours after their death
So let me get this straight.  Your wife dies, you're stricken with grief, and you think it would be a good idea to have a goodbye romp with her cooling corpse?   I've been lucky to never have lost a wife in that manner, but I cannot imagine why a law allowing such a thing would be needed, much less conceived and debated.  I love Irish Woman with all my heart and soul, but in the event that she dies, I cannot imagine wanting to have a quickie with her corpse in the first six hours after her death.

You know, I try to remember that the god of the Muslim is the god of Abraham, Moses, and Jesus.  I really do.  I try to not have hard feelings about the differences in beliefs between us, and emphasize the good in all my fellow hairless apes.  But I think I draw the line at state sanctioned necrophilia.  I don't think that abusing a corpse is a proper expression of grief in any sane worldview.

I'm not a Koranic scholar, but if anyone can point to the sura that makes this OK, I'd appreciate it.  My gut tells me it doesn't exist.


Anonymous said...

No, the god of the muslim is NOT the God of the Jew or the Christian.

Never has been, never will be.

Mad Jack said...

You know, I try to remember that the god of the Muslim is the god of Abraham, Moses, and Jesus. I really do.

Not so.

All that aside for a second, go stand in the middle of the railroad tracks, stare at the sky and ask yourself a very pertinent reality question: WTF?

Just what kind of government would even consider passing a law like this one?

GunDiva said...

Ewww...I need some mind bleach after reading this.

Peter said...

This isn't Koranic in origin - it's fundamentalist patriarchal thuggishness. The same bill would strip away women's rights to an education and employment. The male chauvinist camels of Egypt (can't be pigs in an Islamic society) are trying to reverse half a century of reforms. This is their way of telling women that they don't count any more.

WS4E said...

>This isn't Koranic in origin

When you have religion founded by a murderous warlord who lead his follows on decades long rampages of robbing, killing, raping, and pillaging, and who married a 6 year old and consummated the marriage at 9, and who treated all his other women like property and instructed his followers to do the same thing.....ummm....your probably going to get a little different religion than one founded by a peaceful Jewish rabbi.

LabRat said...

Peter's right. Way back when, Islam was actually a pretty substantial improvement in terms of the rights and respect accorded to women over the culture that was there before it spread to them.

Culture usually warps religion much more than the other way 'round.

Julie said...

ROFL .. i'm sorry but that is JUST SO FUNNY ... because it is so far removed from anything i could contemplate wanting to make a law about and also shows me that maybe i don't have the stupidest .gov in the world.

Julie said...

just shared the link with a friend, she wondered if Egyptian men could tell the difference b/n their women's responses before & after death.

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