Comments on: Guestview: Ritual slaughter ban reflects fights over food and faith in the Netherlands http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2011/06/30/guestview-ritual-slaughter-ban-reflects-fights-over-food-and-faith-in-the-netherlands/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Shewolf666 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2011/06/30/guestview-ritual-slaughter-ban-reflects-fights-over-food-and-faith-in-the-netherlands/comment-page-1/#comment-31238 Wed, 06 Jul 2011 16:43:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=21890#comment-31238 To suggest that repugnant acts are beyond question only because someone invokes the magical word religion is preposterous! Cruel and barbaric behavior should not be allowed to hide behind the shield of religious freedom any longer! And what rational person believes that the blood of sacrificial animals appeases their god???

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By: TobySaunders http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2011/06/30/guestview-ritual-slaughter-ban-reflects-fights-over-food-and-faith-in-the-netherlands/comment-page-1/#comment-31221 Mon, 04 Jul 2011 23:55:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=21890#comment-31221 Murdering animals, be they human or not, should be illegal; stopping the most painful murders first is certainly a step in the right direction… of course, if it starts a world war that would be worse, but in realistic terms, outlawing the torturous murder of fellow mammals (who are conscious like human children are) is excellent.

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By: YDSA http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2011/06/30/guestview-ritual-slaughter-ban-reflects-fights-over-food-and-faith-in-the-netherlands/comment-page-1/#comment-31183 Thu, 30 Jun 2011 22:45:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=21890#comment-31183 If the Dutch government bans ritual slaughter it will be in violation of religious freedom. There is no way a violation can be allowed as an exception to religious freedom, short of just general laws applying to all for the general welfare laws that just happen to sometimes impinge on religion. If there is something they wish to ban about ritual slaughter it will have to be a spelled out and banned for all. To do otherwise will show America superior to Holland when it comes to freedom of religion and this in a land that was a refuge for Jews freeing inquisition and massacre both for their lives and their religious freedom.

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By: Nanoose http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2011/06/30/guestview-ritual-slaughter-ban-reflects-fights-over-food-and-faith-in-the-netherlands/comment-page-1/#comment-31182 Thu, 30 Jun 2011 19:22:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=21890#comment-31182 How wonderfully fitting that Europeans, who have expert knowledge of barbarism and brutality, should be so willing to share their expertise with stubbornly less advanced citizens. Good on the Netherlands for promulgating a law so conspicuously evidence based – countless studies, we are confident, support the conclusion that ‘stunning’ animals, (even stunning them several times if the first stunning doesn’t take), is completely painless.

Next a move to stun male children before the circumcision. Ah progress!

Nanoose

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