Thursday, December 20, 2007

Christmas with Catholics in Iran
That’s right, the land of the ayatollahs. The nation the neocons want to murder. From LRC.

I don’t claim to know much about Islam but not only can religious liberty in those countries vary a lot (you can’t practise Christianity too openly in Saudi Arabia) but AFAIK the Sunnis are congregationalist rather like the Baptists, ranging from the Wahhabi Saudis (like the Southern Baptist Convention only stricter) to the mosque that received Ann Redding, Westernised feminists who told her she could be Christian and Muslim at the same time, and Shia Islam has much in common with Catholicism: a hierarchy (the ayatollahs), saints, relics...

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