You’ve created quite a mismosh of argumentation here, suffice to say that even as a Muslim, “I dissent”. A couple of quibbles:

  1. Cruz wasn’t being hypocritical by failing to support VAWA in 2012. The Dems had extended VAWA provisions to same-sex couples. So, one can actually argue that Cruz was being consistent with traditional Judeo-Christian thought (lets create a “JCT” acronym for this) by opposing it under those circumstances.
  2. You’ve listed three items (prayer in school, same sex marriage, and women in combat) claming that the RR uses JCT to argue against. I am fairly familiar with all historical arguments on these three things, and only the middle one is correct. The prayer argument was mostly connected with the schools role in teaching morality and values, and the latter is one of strength and safety in the battlefield (which has become less of an issue now that technology has lightened the soldier’s load.)

At any rate, I don’t see the concept of JCT being used negatively, as you seem to. It refers to a general mindset (which Muslims share) that includes (a) a believe in a single, supreme Creator who (b) has certain expectations of us in terms of moral behavior and © will hold us accountable for our behavior at some point.

I am not one to think that moral behavior and accountability are bad things.

Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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