“The future remains uncertain and so it should, for it is the canvas upon which we paint our desires. Thus always the human condition faces a beautifully empty canvas.”
Frank Herbert

Children of Dune

Jailed for Kissing

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In Dubai, a young couple (of foreign nationals) have been sentenced to a year a prison followed by deporation for … kissing (maybe even making out) on a public beach.

I would suggest that westerners who (rightfully) criticize Israel and its policies keep in mind the norms that are prevalent in the rest of the middle east. This is from Dubai in the United Emirates … an arab country that is considered moderate with at least apparent relations with the west.

“We must understand that when a society undermines intellectual freedom for its own purposes it is absolutely morally bad, but when it represses biological freedom for its own purposes it is absolutely morally good. These moral bads and goods are not just ‘customs’. They are as real as rocks and trees.”

Robert Pirsig – Lila: An Inquiry into Morals

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