Oct 25th. 2012
Religious Morality and Brain Chemistry
By Charles Fisher
The punishment in Islam for the DSM-4 diagnosis of kleptomania is the removal of a hand. Recent research indicates that medications which suppress endorphins are effective in curbing the compulsions of a kleptomaniac. Bearing in mind the costs to society of each way of addressing this condition, is it time to rethink religious morals and their impact on culture? Come join a discussion of comparative religious morality as it is addressed by a modern psychological understanding of compulsive behavior.
Reference quote from The Koran:
" The Table 5:35
As to the thief, Male or female, cut off his or her hands: a punishment by way of example, from Allah, for their crime: and Allah is Exalted in power."
About the presenter:
Charles Fisher has his engineering degree from the University of Iowa and is a published author with books written in the techincal field of computer science. Charles is with Info Systesm at Alcoa and is a resident of Rock Island.
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Oct 25th. 2012