Sunday, July 13, 2008
The Interest of a People of the Book
The next time evangelical Christians start their Bible-thumping pride about adhering to religious teachings, they need to pay heed to this Des Moines Muslim who risks his business and lays his modest profits on the line in order to remain faithful to the Qu'ran's prohibition against paying interest. He is fighting an uphill battle in a country where usury is as holy and unquestionable as the very gates of heaven. The Christian scriptures and church tradition prohibit paying interest, but those prohibitions are conveniently ignored by Protestants who claim that the Bible is literal and without error.
Posted by S-townMike at 7/13/2008 03:30:00 PM
Labels: Culture, Market Values, Usury
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