Paul in Saudi wrote:CorruptUser wrote:You apparently don't know the law; a brother MUST marry his brother's widow.
Well my parrot is named Onan. I suppose my Genesis is pretty strong. As I mentioned, I am unaware why some think marrying your brother's widow is wrong. Please expand on your thoughts, they fascinate me.
It's not explicitly wrong in any "this should never, ever happen" sense, but it is a little odd, and the "MUST" aspect is kind of creepy. Forced marriages are something that doesn't sit well in modern society.
Tyndmyr wrote:KrytenKoro wrote:You can't make a gun that "shoots darkness",
Another dream shattered.
Actually, on second thought, I realize that particle accelerators can create a black hole. Therefore, a gun that shoots darkness can exist. This is somewhat tangental to the original discussion, I fear, but I suppose it could be related back by observing that "can't" as an utter absolute is a very broad statement indeed.
We certainly can quantify cold, etc, and it is at least theoretically possible to measure tolerance(though a more precise definition might be required). I suspect that we could come up with a reasonable criteria for measuring tolerance in a given faith if we wanted to do so, and measure how that metric changes over time, or compare different faiths against each other.