Sunday, June 12, 2016

The way it is …

… Brutal Realities | City Journal. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Islamic law, after all, is crystal clear on homosexuality, though the various schools of sharia prescribe a range of penalties: one calls for death by stoning; another demands that the transgressor be thrown from a high place; a third says to drop a building on him. In Iran, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Sudan, Yemen, Mauritania, Pakistan, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, as well as in parts of Nigeria, Somalia, Syria and Iraq, homosexuality is indeed punishable by death.
Thomas Aquinas defined truth as the conformity of the mind to the nature of the thing. In other words, truth is not the conformity of the thing to the nature of one's ideas about it.

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