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    Re: TN lawmakers confuse mop sink for Muslim foot-washing sink

    I find this story a little hard to swallow. There's bigotry and paranoia, and then there's mental disease.

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    Re: TN lawmakers confuse mop sink for Muslim foot-washing sink

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    I'm confused, even if it had been a Muslim foot washing sink, what's the problem?
    In a state building? About the same as if they had installed a holy water receptacle or kneeling pews.
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    Re: TN lawmakers confuse mop sink for Muslim foot-washing sink

    Wash basins are not religious in Islam,
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    Re: TN lawmakers confuse mop sink for Muslim foot-washing sink

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    In a state building? About the same as if they had installed a holy water receptacle or kneeling pews.
    So your statement is that religion should be found nowhere in a state building? If so, I don't have a problem with that. I would just be curious to know how many references to God and/or Jesus can be found in the building. Perhaps none. I'd be surprised if it were none, but I'd like to know.

    As long as you are saying religion should play no part in government, I'll concede your point.

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    Re: TN lawmakers confuse mop sink for Muslim foot-washing sink

    Of course another plausible supposition is that given the gullibility of some folks this is a practical joke…
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    Re: TN lawmakers confuse mop sink for Muslim foot-washing sink

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    So your statement is that religion should be found nowhere in a state building? If so, I don't have a problem with that. I would just be curious to know how many references to God and/or Jesus can be found in the building. Perhaps none. I'd be surprised if it were none, but I'd like to know.

    As long as you are saying religion should play no part in government, I'll concede your point.
    I'm saying it would be same level of religious accommodation -- foot-washing sinks, holy water receptacles, kneeling pews . . .

    You asked what the "problem" was. I guess there's none if you think state buildings should accommodate all those things. But if you think any of them should be forbidden or removed, then you should think all of them should be.

    So, what I think is irrelevant to whether or not you should "concede" the point; it's what YOU think which is operative. But to answer the question, I think none of those things should be present in a state building.
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    Re: TN lawmakers confuse mop sink for Muslim foot-washing sink

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    Re: TN lawmakers confuse mop sink for Muslim foot-washing sink

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    In a state building? About the same as if they had installed a holy water receptacle or kneeling pews.
    A sink is not a religious device.
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    Re: TN lawmakers confuse mop sink for Muslim foot-washing sink

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I find this story a little hard to swallow. There's bigotry and paranoia, and then there's mental disease.
    Extreme cases of Parinoia and bigotry can blind one to reason.

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