Sunday, December 12, 2010
Payback Is A Bitch
Kali ("the black one") is the Hindu mother goddess, symbol of dissolution and destruction. She destroys ignorance, maintains the world order, and blesses and frees those who strive for the knowledge of God. In the Vedas the name is associated with Agni, the god of fire, who had seven flickering tongues of flame, of which Kali was the black, horrible tongue. This meaning of the word has meanwhile been replaced by the goddess Kali, the grim consort of Shiva.
Today, of course, the worship of Kali is illegal in the state of Arizona, as well as Sharia Law, Halacha, oddly enough, what is defined as Canon Law (Which presumably would refer to the Catholic Church), Tribal Law, which would include the pre Columban North American Indian Tribal codes and what they refer to as Karmic Law...
ANY STATUTE, TENET OR BODY OF LAW EVOLVING WITHIN AND BINDING A SPECIFIC RELIGIOUS SECT OR TRIBE. RELIGIOUS SECTARIAN LAW INCLUDES SHARIA LAW, CANON LAW, HALACHA AND KARMA BUT DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY LAW OF THE UNITED STATES OR THE INDIVIDUAL STATES BASED ON ANGLO-AMERICAN LEGAL TRADITION AND PRINCIPLES ON WHICH THE UNITED STATES WAS FOUNDED.
It goes on to further elaborate the specific cultural intent of the statute:
E. THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO:
1. A STATUTE OR ANY CASE LAW DEVELOPED IN THE UNITED STATES AND ITS TERRITORIES THAT IS BASED ON ANGLO-AMERICAN LEGAL TRADITION AND PRINCIPLES ON WHICH THE UNITED STATES WAS FOUNDED.
2. A STATUTE OR ANY CASE LAW OR LEGAL PRINCIPLE THAT WAS INHERITED FROM GREAT BRITAIN BEFORE THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ARTICLE.
3. THE RECOGNITION OF A TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN AS OFFICIATED BY THE CLERGY OR A SECULAR OFFICIAL OF THE MATRIMONIAL COUPLE'S CHOICE.
See, if your mullah or rabbi or priest doesn't want to gay marry you, the state of Arizona will back their sharia-halacha-canon-karma legalisms to the hilt. For everything else, you will use the king's barrister. It's not just insane, it's unconstitutional, as "Sharia" consists of several schools touching on many topics including dietary laws and probate. We are talking about halal butcher shops here. Oklahoma's anti-Sharia law received a permanent injunction after a lawsuit.
See, it's not about Islam except it is. "Canon law" would presumably apply to Catholicism; that church has seen historical abuse in America. We've been spared anti-Semitism activated in Godwinian quantities, but of course there were Japanese internment camps. Masonic lodges have been attacked on religious grounds. This is an old tradition; Islam is just the latest foreign faith boogeyman. But karma? Really? That makes as much sense as a bill against the law of gravitation.
Like gravity in empirical cosmology, karma is a bitch who does not take orders from the Arizona legislature.
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