"HOW SHALL WE THEN LIVE?" Francis Schaeffer

Saturday, May 28, 2005

From Danielle Crittendon - found on Huffington Post - A free woman or not

1. Are you allowed to drive a car? Y/N
2. Must you be accompanied at all times in public by a male escort? Y/N
3. If you were to say "what the hell" and drive to the mall by yourself, would you be immediately surrounded by bat-wielding male police officers? Y/N
4. Could you be beaten for saying �what the hell�? Y/N
5. When you go outside on a hot summer day, can you wear shorts and a t-shirt? Y/N
6. You wouldn�t know what the weather was because your vision is a confined to the small slit opening in a burkha or abaya? Y/N
7. Have you ever been stoned at a party? Y/ N
8. Have you ever been buried up to your neck and stoned (i.e. with rocks) for kissing a man not your husband at a party? Y/N
9. Were you free to marry the man of your choice or, as it may be, free not to marry? Y/N
10. Did your parents force you to marry a man of their choosing? Y/N
11. If you refused your parents� choice of husband would you be banished from the family and/or beaten within an inch of your life and/or to death? Y/N
12. Were you 11-years-old when you were married? Y/N
13. Does your husband have more than one wife? Y/N
14. Does your religion permit and encourage �moderate beatings� by the husband whenever he feels his wife is disobedient? Y/N
15. If you are unhappy with your husband, can you initiate a divorce? Y/N
16. Were you educated? Y/N
17. Were you educated for a career? Y/N
18. Was the career that of a suicide bomber? Y/N
19. When dealing with the law or facing a court case, is your word valued at half that of a man�s? Y/N
20. In a rape case in which there are no witnesses, is your word worth nothing against that of the rapist�s�and furthermore, for the admission of sex with a man outside of marriage, even forcibly, can you be put to death? Y/N
21. Can you vote? Y/N
22. Can you read any book you like? Y/N
23. Did you read the Arabic version of �Fear of Flying�? (oh, skip this one�it doesn�t exist)
24. Is fear of flying how you feel whenever you step on a plane post-9/11?

SCORING: If you answered �yes� to questions 1, 5, 6, 8, 10, 16, 17, 18, 22,23, and 25, congratulations! You live in the freest society for women in the history of Planet Earth. If you answered �yes� to any of the other questions, Allahu Akbar!

JB here: WOW, Danielle's 24 questions truly high-light the difference between a free society and a closed, totalitarian regime who's philosophical basis is the Koran. Hmm, Jesus Christ really did liberate people, really did liberate women.

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