When an emergency come up, you can set aside religious doctrine?

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    I have been enlightening, that if an emergency comes up and needs to be dealt with. Religion can be a side, switched off and this is interesting. Live day in and day out by the book of god, an emergency pops up. You hit that suspend button until the emergencies over. This is absolutely fascinating, every time you wanna pin something down. The goal post moves, I'd find it a little frustrating myself. Religion has an on , off switch based on emergencies? This stuff gets better and better every day.
     
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    People with self-discipline are rational. And religious discipline is too. Israel doesn't take a day off when fighting a war. Neither does God want you to die on Sunday (or Saturday) waiting in the Emergency room.

    Sounds like you might have problems with rationality and self-discipline.. Since it's obvious that your objective here is to mock people of faith.. These folks get up early on Sunday or late on Friday night and feel obligated to go get inspired and mix with their fellow worshippers.

    Do you have traditions and disciplines that you subject yourself to? Or are you pretty much just on cruise control making up rules and schedules as you go along?
     
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    I couldn't even make sense out of what the OP was blathering about.

    Sounds mentally ill to me.
     
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    I believe the OP THINKS they've NEWLY discovered a fatal flaw in religious observation and intends to use this "hypocrisy" to mock people of faith..

    Unfortunately -- the discoverer didn't have the sense to Google anything before they decided to attack..
     
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    All religions that I know of allow one to skip certain ceremonies or rituals under certain conditions. Not because they are not important but because everyone is a mortal and lives within mankind, Things like work, school, medical emergencies, Government requirements and others allow certain religions to postpone delay or miss daily rituals that interfere with the real world.

    Can't think of any of hand for anybody but Islam. They are tasked with praying 5 times a day. However school comes before prayer and work requirements can and do set aside some of the daily prayers. The devout can delay the prayer till it does not interfere with school or work, or if the setting is inappropriate they can skip some of the prayers because of the environment.
     
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    What do you mean by Emergency? Is it "Life Threatening" or just a simple inconvenience?
     
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    Confirmation you can modify the the doctrine rules as we go along. Fighting a war, I would think we can be rational not put the guns away for the day, that's dangerous.
    Mocking aside, my proposed emergency is a house, so an adjustment has been made that goes against scripture/ doctrine by man. If we can make this adjustment, can we not make more? My example was about a fire of the house no mention as life threatening, just the house. Would there be a different course of action if Life threatening? And if I understand this the burning house is a minimal standard that religion can be set aside?
     
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    Whatsoever necessary.
     
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    First paragraph sounds reasonable and rational, I don't require god myself.
    Islam's regiment five times a day is much tougher, again an adjustment here by the less rigid. It is fascinating sometimes reviewing all the different flavors.
    I recall the newscast, battles been wage by our armed forces, fighting in the foreground, background a whole bunch of people were praying on the ground interrupting the battle. Go figure?
     
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    Hey! Got an idea.. Why don't you google "burning house" "Tel Aviv" Sabbath and see how many houses are left burning there on the Saturdays...

    What's the point here? You don't like the discipline of being retrospective one day a week?
    Sitting down to eat with the extended family one night a week sound like a real drag to you? Whatchyour prob?

    Didn't answer my question about YOUR self-discipline and tradition didya?... Don't want or need any of that? Fine -- buzz off..
     
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