1-6-22 Waking Up 

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 Islam Shia-Suni 1-6-24

1-6-23 * The Confusion Between Koran, Islam and Moslem

Introduction

Part 1 Some major differences between the Koran and the Bible

1.1 Major claims for the Koran

1.1.1 The Koran is claimed to be recorded by one author. 
          Namely, Allah speaking directly through Mohammad.
1.1.2 During Mohammad's lifetime Allah could change what He had declared 
          and the latest declaration was what counted! 
1.1.3 The Koran gives permission to deceive the unbeliever 
          and husbands to deceive wives.
1.1.4 The Order of precedence of the Suras is hidden from outsider 
          and new converts.
1.1.5 Children are to memorize the Koran

To investigate this we first need to investigate 
and clarify the difference between the Koran and the Bible

Part 1 Some major differences between the Koran and the Bible

1.1 Major claims for the Koran

1.1.1 The Koran is claimed to be the exact record of Allah speaking verbatim to  Mohammad through Gabriel. It is claimed to have been memorized and later recorded verbatim. 

Wikipedia Qur’an:

 Muslims believe that the Qur’an was repeatedly revealed from Allah to Muhammad verbally through the angel Jibrīl (Gabriel) over a period of approximately twenty-three years, beginning in 610 CE, when he was forty, and concluding in 632 CE, the year of his death.[5][9][10] Followers of Islam further believe that the Qur’an was memorized, recited and written down by Muhammad's companions after every revelation dictated by Muhammad. Most of Muhammad's tens of thousands of companions, called Sahabas, learned the Qur’an by heart, repeatedly recited in front of Muhammad for his approval or the approval of other Sahabas. Muslim tradition agrees that although the Qur’an was authentically memorized completely by tens of thousands verbally, the Qur’an was still established textually into a single book form shortly after Muhammad's death by order of the first Caliph Abu Bakr suggested by his future successor Umar. Hafsa, Muhammad's widow and Umar's daughter, was entrusted with that Quran text after the second Caliph Umar died.

1.1.2 During Mohammad's lifetime Allah could change what He had declared and the latest declaration was what counted! See Sura 2:106

Wikipedia Qur’an:

Because the Qur’an is spoken in classical Arabic, many of the later converts to Islam (mostly non-Arabs) did not always understand the Qur’anic Arabic, they did not catch allusions that were clear to early Muslims fluent in Arabic and they were concerned with reconciling apparent conflict of themes in the Qur’an. Commentators erudite in Arabic explained the allusions, and perhaps most importantly, explained which Qur’anic verses had been revealed early in Muhammad's prophetic career, as being appropriate to the very earliest Muslim community, and which had been revealed later, canceling out or "abrogating" (nāsikh) the earlier text (mansukh).[68][69][70]

1.1.3 The Koran gives permission to deceive the unbeliever and husbands to deceive wives.

Sura 9.1 (This is a declaration of) immunity by Allah and His Apostle towards those of the idolaters with whom you made an agreement. .2 So go about in the land for four months and know that you cannot weaken Allah and that Allah will bring disgrace to the unbelievers. .3 And an announcement from Allah and His Apostle to the people on the day of the greater pilgrimage that Allah and His Apostle are free from liability to the idolaters; therefore if you repent, it will be better for you, and if you turn back, then know that you will not weaken Allah; and announce painful punishment to those who disbelieve. .4 Except those of the idolaters with whom you made an agreement, then they have not failed you in anything and have not backed up any one against you, so fulfill their agreement to the end of their term; surely Allah loves those who are careful (of their duty). .5 So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate (extortion), leave their way free to them; surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

Sura 2.225 Allah does not call you to account for what is vain in your oaths, but He will call you to account for what your hearts have earned, and Allah is Forgiving, Forbearing.

Sura 66.1 O Prophet! why do you forbid (yourself) that which Allah has made lawful for you; you seek to please your wives; and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. .2 Allah indeed has sanctioned for you the expiation of your oaths and Allah is your Protector, and He is the Knowing the Wise.

1.1.4 The Order of the Suras hides from the outsider and new convert which Suras are valid this 

1.1.4.1 Published Order:

Published Order - Not The Order Of Date Conceived
Order of Precedence In Front - Valued Is Latest , Sura 1 Is 110th in value

110 Sura 1 The Opening
  28 Sura 2 The Cow
  26 Sura 3 The Family of Imran
  23 Sura 4 The Women
    3 Sura 5 The Dinner Table
  60 Sura 6 The Cattle
  76 Sura 7 The Elevated Places
  27 Sura 8 The Accessions
    2 Sura 9 The Immunity
  64 Sura 10 Jonah
  63 Sura 11 The Holy Prophet
  62 Sura 12 Yusuf
  19 Sura 13 The Thunder
  43 Sura 14 Abraham
  61 Sura 15 The Rock
  45 Sura 16 The Bee
  65 Sura 17 The Children of Israel
  46 Sura 18 The Cave
  71 Sura 19 Marium (Mary)
  70 Sura 20 Ta Ha
  42 Sura 21 The Prophets
  12 Sura 22 The Pilgrimage
  41 Sura 23 The Believers
  13 Sura 24 The Light
  73 Sura 25 The Distinction
  68 Sura 26 The Poets
  67 Sura 27 The Ant
  66 Sura 28 The Narratives
  30 Sura 29 The Spider
  31 Sura 30 The Romans
  58 Sura 31 Luqman
  40 Sura 32 The Adoration
  25 Sura 33 The Clans
  57 Sura 34 The Saba
  72 Sura 35 The Originator
  74 Sura 36 Yasin
  59 Sura 37 The Rangers
  77 Sura 38 Suad
  56 Sura 39 The Companions
  55 Sura 40 The Believer
  54 Sura 41 Ha Mim
  53 Sura 42 The Counsel
  52 Sura 43 Ornaments of Gold
  51 Sura 44 The Smoke
  50 Sura 45 The Kneeling
  49 Sura 46 The Sandhills
  20 Sura 47 Muhammad
    4 Sura 48 The Victory
    9 Sura 49 The Chambers
  81 Sura 50 Qaf
  48 Sura 51 The Scatterers
  39 Sura 52 The Mountain
  92 Sura 53 The Star
  78 Sura 54 The Moon
  18 Sura 55 The Beneficent
  69 Sura 56 The Event
  21 Sura 57 The Iron
  10 Sura 58 She Who Pleaded
  14 Sura 59 The Banishment
  24 Sura 60 The Examined One
    6 Sura 61 The Ranks
    5 Sura 62 The Congregation
  11 Sura 63 The Hypocrites
    7 Sura 64 The Mutual Deceit
  16 Sura 65 The Divorce
    8 Sura 66 The Prohibition
  38 Sura 67 The Kingdom
113 Sura 68 The Pen
  37 Sura 69 The Inevitable
  36 Sura 70 The Ways of Ascent
  44 Sura 71 Nuh
  75 Sura 72 The Jinn
112 Sura 73 The Wrapped Up
111 Sura 74 The Covered One
  84 Sura 75 The Resurrection
  17 Sura 76 Time
  82 Sura 77 The Sent Forth
  35 Sura 78 The Great Event
  34 Sura 79 The Draggers
  91 Sura 80 He Frowned
108 Sura 81 The Folded Up
  33 Sura 82 The Cleaving
  29 Sura 83 The Deceivers in Measuring
  32 Sura 84 The Rending Asunder
  88 Sura 85 The Celestial Stations
  79 Sura 86 The Nightly Visitant
107 Sura 87 The Most High
  47 Sura 88 The Overwhelming Calamity
105 Sura 89 The Daybreak
  80 Sura 90 The City
  89 Sura 91 The Sun
106 Sura 92 The Night
104 Sura 93 The Brightness
103 Sura 94 The Expansion
  87 Sura 95 The Fig
114 Sura 96 The Clot
  90 Sura 97 The Grandeur
  15 Sura 98 The Clear Evidence
  22 Sura 99 The Quaking
101 Sura 100 The Chargers
  85 Sura 101 The Calamity
  99 Sura 102 Vying in Abundance
102 Sura 103 The Age
  83 Sura 104 The Slanderer
  96 Sura 105 The Elephant
  86 Sura 106 The Qureaish
  98 Sura 107 Alms
100 Sura 108 The Abundance of Good
  97 Sura 109 The Disbelievers
    1 Sura 110 The Help
109 Sura 111 The Flame
  93 Sura 112 The Unity
  95 Sura 113 The Dawn
  94 Sura 114 The People

1.1.4.2 The Koran In Order Of Precedence

    1 Sura 110 The Help
    2 Sura 9     The Immunity
    3 Sura 5     The Dinner Table
    4 Sura 48   The Victory
    5 Sura 62   The Congregation
    6 Sura 61   The Ranks
    7 Sura 64   The Mutual Deceit
    8 Sura 66   The Prohibition
    9 Sura 49   The Chambers
  10 Sura 58   She Who Pleaded
  11 Sura 63   The Hypocrites
  12 Sura 22   The Pilgrimage
  13 Sura 24   The Light
  14 Sura 59   The Banishment
  15 Sura 98   The Clear Evidence
  16 Sura 65   The Divorce
  17 Sura 76   Time
  18 Sura 55   The Beneficent
  19 Sura 13   The Thunder
  20 Sura 47   Muhammad
  21 Sura 57 The Iron
  22 Sura 99 The Quaking
  23 Sura 4   The Women
  24 Sura 60 The Examined One
  25 Sura 33 The Clans
  26 Sura 3   The Family of Imran
  27 Sura 8   The Accessions
  28 Sura 2   The Cow
  29 Sura 83 The Deceivers in Measuring
  30 Sura 29 The Spider
  31 Sura 30 The Romans
  32 Sura 84 The Rending Asunder
  33 Sura 82 The Cleaving
  34 Sura 79 The Draggers
  35 Sura 78 The Great Event
  36 Sura 70 The Ways of Ascent
  37 Sura 69 The Inevitable
  38 Sura 67 The Kingdom
  39 Sura 52 The Mountain
  40 Sura 32 The Adoration
  41 Sura 23 The Believers
  42 Sura 21 The Prophets
  43 Sura 14 Abraham
  44 Sura 71 Nuh
  45 Sura 16 The Bee
  46 Sura 18 The Cave
  47 Sura 88 The Overwhelming Calamity
  48 Sura 51 The Scatterers
  49 Sura 46 The Sandhills
  50 Sura 45 The Kneeling
  51 Sura 44 The Smoke
  52 Sura 43 Ornaments of Gold
  53 Sura 42 The Counsel
  54 Sura 41 Ha Mim
  55 Sura 40 The Believer
  56 Sura 39 The Companions
  57 Sura 34 The Saba
  58 Sura 31 Luqman
  59 Sura 37 The Rangers
  60 Sura 6   The Cattle
  61 Sura 15 The Rock
  62 Sura 12 Yusuf
  63 Sura 11 The Holy Prophet
  64 Sura 10 Jonah
  65 Sura 17 The Children of Israel
  66 Sura 28 The Narratives
  67 Sura 27 The Ant
  68 Sura 26 The Poets
  69 Sura 56 The Event
  70 Sura 20 Ta Ha
  71 Sura 19 Marium (Mary)
  72 Sura 35 The Originator
  73 Sura 25 The Distinction
  74 Sura 36 Yasin
  75 Sura 72 The Jinn
  76 Sura 7   The Elevated Places
  77 Sura 38 Suad
  78 Sura 54 The Moon
  79 Sura 86 The Nightly Visitant
  80 Sura 90 The City
  81 Sura 50    Qaf
  82 Sura 77   The Sent Forth
  83 Sura 104 The Slanderer
  84 Sura 75   The Resurrection
  85 Sura 101 The Calamity
  86 Sura 106 The Qureaish
  87 Sura 95   The Fig
  88 Sura 85   The Celestial Stations
  89 Sura 91   The Sun
  90 Sura 97   The Grandeur
  91 Sura 80   He Frowned
  92 Sura 53   The Star
  93 Sura 112 The Unity
  94 Sura 114 The People
  95 Sura 113 The Dawn
  96 Sura 105 The Elephant
  97 Sura 109 The Disbelievers
  98 Sura 107 Alms
  99 Sura 102 Vying in Abundance
100 Sura 108 The Abundance of Good
101 Sura 100 The Chargers
102 Sura 103 The Age
103 Sura 94   The Expansion
104 Sura 93   The Brightness
105 Sura 89   The Daybreak
106 Sura 92   The Night
107 Sura 87   The Most High
108 Sura 81   The Folded Up
109 Sura 111 The Flame
110 Sura 1     The Opening
111 Sura 74   The Covered One
112 Sura 73   The Wrapped Up
113 Sura 68   The Pen
114 Sura 96   The Clot
 

1.1.5 Children are to memorize the Koran:

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Title:  Memorization and Learning in Islamic Schools 

Authors: Boyle, Helen N. 

Descriptors: 

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Foreign Countries; Public Education; Memorization; Islam; Islamic Culture; Religious Cultural Groups; Religious Education; Spiritual Development; Comparative Education; Field Studies; Misconceptions; Ethnology; Teaching Models; Educational Practices 

Source:

The entity from which ERIC acquires the content, including journal, organization, and conference names, or by means of online submission from the author. Comparative Education Review, v50 n3 p478-495 Aug 2006 

Help Peer-Reviewed: 

An indication of whether the document came from a peer-reviewed U.S. Department of Education or journal publication. Note: Applies primarily to materials published 2004 forward. 

Publisher:

Publisher name and contact information, as provided by the publisher; updated only if notified by the publisher. University of Chicago Press. Journals Division, P.O. Box 37005, Chicago, IL 60637. Tel: 877-705-1878; Tel: 773-753-3347; Fax: 877-705-1879; Fax: 773-753-0811; e-mail: subscriptions@press.uchicago.edu; Web site: https://www.journal.uchicago.edu 

Publication Date: The date the document or article was published. 2006-08-00 

Pages: The total number of pages including all front-matter. 18 

Abstract:

A brief narrative description of the journal article, document, or resource. In recent years, the purpose and methods of Islamic schools have received increased scrutiny from non-Muslim and Muslim leaders as well as the Western media, often leading to negative publicity, criticisms, and statements of official concern. The lack of appreciation of the distinction between radical and ordinary Islamic schools is due to a lack of understanding of the underlying assumptions and related practices of education in Islam. A key source of this misunderstanding concerns the role that memorization plays in relation to knowledge, learning, understanding, and reasoning, all of which have nuances in Islamic education that do not inhere in Western conceptions of these words. Without an appreciation of the purpose of memorization in the educational process and with the media images of children rocking back and forth, memorizing the Qur'an and reciting it in unison under the watchful eyes of stern-looking teachers, the basic mission of Islamic schooling has become confounded in the West with ideas of promoting violence and terrorism or inculcating a particularly radical, extremist, or militant view of Islam. Thus, the other purposes of Islamic schooling have not been highlighted. Drawing on data from field research in Morocco, Yemen, and Nigeria, the author suggests that Qur'anic memorization is a process of embodying the divine--the words of God--and as such is a far more learner-oriented and meaningful process than is typically described. She argues, furthermore, that the mission of contemporary Qur'anic schooling, with Qur'anic memorization at its core, is concerned with developing spirituality and morality as well as with providing an alternative to public education, when the availability and quality of public schooling is limited. (Contains 1 figure and 34 footnotes.) 

Abstractor: Source of the abstract: ERIC or Author; prior to 2005, abstractor initials appeared at the end of the abstract. ERIC 

1.2 Major claims for the Bible

 

Part 2 Some major differences between the Islam and Christianity:

2.1 Some Major claims for Islam:

2.1.1 The Koran is the verbatim word of Allah:

2.1.2 True Islam is a Theocratic State 

2.1.3 The The State is to be governed by Sharia Law

2.1.4 Muslims that violate Sharia Law may receive murder and mutilation as punishment:

2.1.4.1 Homosexuality in Islamic countries:

2.1.4.2 Adultry:

 2.1.5

The Obama Health Care bill recognizes Sharia muslim diktat in the United States. Muslims are specifically exempted from the government mandate to purchase insurance, and also from the penalty tax for being uninsured. Islam considers insurance to be "gambling", "risk-taking" and "usury" and is thus banned. Muslims are specifically granted exemption based on this. 
 

2.1 Some Major claims for Islam:

2.1.1 The Koran is the verbatim word of Allah:

Islam (Arabic: الإسلامal-’islām, pronounced [ʔɪsˈlæːm]  ( listen)[note 1]) is the monotheistic religion articulated by the Qur’an, a text considered by its adherents to be the verbatim word of God (Arabic: الله‎, Allah), and by the teachings and normative example (called the Sunnah and Hadith) of Muhammad, considered as the last Prophet of Islam. The word Islam means 'submission to God',[1] and an adherent of Islam is called a Muslim.

2.1.2 True Islam is a Theocratic State 

Muslims believe that God is one and incomparable.[2] Muslims also believe that Islam is the complete and universal version of a primordial faith that was revealed at many times and places before, including through the prophets Abraham, Moses and Jesus.[3] Muslims maintain that previous messages and revelations have been partially changed or corrupted over time,[4] but consider the Qur'an to be both unaltered and the final revelation from God. Religious concepts and practices include the five pillars of Islam, which are basic concepts and obligatory acts of worship, and following Islamic law, which touches on virtually every aspect of life and society, encompassing everything from banking and welfare, to warfare and the environment.[5][6]

2.1.3 The The State is to be governed by Sharia Law

Sharia (Arabic: شريعةšarīʿah, IPA: [ʃaˈriːʕa], "way" or "path") is the sacred law of Islam. Most Muslims believe Sharia is derived from two primary sources of Islamic law: the divine revelations set forth in the Qur'an, and the example set by the Islamic Prophet Muhammad in the Sunnah. Fiqh jurisprudence interprets and extends the application of Sharia to questions not directly addressed in the primary sources by including secondary sources. These secondary sources usually include the consensus of the religious scholars embodied in ijma, and analogy from the Qur'an and Sunnah through qiyas. Shia jurists prefer to apply reasoning ('aql) rather than analogy in order to address difficult questions.

Muslims believe Sharia is God's law, but they differ as to what exactly it entails.[1] Modernists, traditionalists and fundamentalists all hold different views of Sharia, as do adherents to different schools of Islamic thought and scholarship. Different countries and cultures have varying interpretations of Sharia as well.

Sharia deals with many topics addressed by secular law, including crime, politics and economics, as well as personal matters such as sexuality, hygiene, diet, prayer, and fasting. Where it enjoys official status, Sharia is applied by Islamic judges, or qadis. The imam has varying responsibilities depending on the interpretation of Sharia; while the term is commonly used to refer to the leader of communal prayers, the imam may also be a scholar, religious leader, or political leader.

The reintroduction of Sharia is a longstanding goal for Islamist movements in Muslim countries. Some Muslim minorities in Asia (e.g. in India) have maintained institutional recognition of Sharia to adjudicate their personal and community affairs. In western countries, where Muslim immigration is more recent, Muslim minorities have introduced Sharia family law, for use in their own disputes, with varying degrees of success (e.g. Britain's Muslim Arbitration Tribunal). Attempts to impose Sharia have been accompanied by controversy,[2][3][4][5] violence,[6][7][8][9][10][11] and even warfare (cf. Second Sudanese Civil War).[12][13][14][15]

2.1.4 Muslims that violate Sharia Law may receive murder and mutilation as punishment:

2.1.4.1 Homosexuality in Islamic countries:

Homosexual relations are a crime and face punishment in some Islamic countries such as Saudi Arabia, or Islamic Republics such as Iran. The death penalty is currently in place in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Mauritania, northern Nigeria, Sudan, and Yemen.[33][34] It formerly carried the death penalty in Afghanistan under the Taliban, but subsequently has changed from a capital crime to one that is punished with fines and a prison sentence.

The legal situation in the United Arab Emirates is unclear. In many Muslim nations, such as Bahrain, Qatar, Algeria and the Maldives, homosexuality is punished with jail time, fines, or corporal punishment. This has led to controversy regarding Qatar, which is due to stage the 2022 World Cup. Human rights groups have questioned the awarding in 2010 of the right to host the competition, due to the possibility that gay football fans may be jailed. In response, Sepp Blatter, head of Fifa, joked that they would have to "refrain from sexual activity" while in Qatar. He later withdrew the remarks after condemnation from rights groups.[35]

In Saudi Arabia, while the maximum punishment for homosexual acts is public execution, the government will generally use lesser punishments—e.g., fines, jail time, and whipping—as alternatives, unless it feels that individuals are challenging state authority by engaging in LGBT social movements.[36] Iran is perhaps the nation to execute the largest number of its citizens for homosexual acts. Since the 1979 Islamic revolution, the Iranian government has executed more than 4,000 such people.[37]

2.1.4.2 Adultry:

Zina (زنا) is an Arabic term for extramarital or premarital sex. Strict Islamic law prescribes severe punishments for men and women for the act of Zina. Premarital sex may be punished by up to 100 lashes, while adultery is punished by Rajm (stoning), according to some interpretations of the Islamic law. Punishing by stoning is not mentioned in the Qur'an, and is based solely upon hadith.

Under Muslim law, adultery and extramarital sex in general is sexual intercourse by a person (whether man or woman) with someone to whom they are not married. Adultery is a violation of the marital contract and one of the major sins condemned by God in the Qur'an:

Qur'anic verses prohibiting adultery include:

"Do not go near to adultery. Surely it is a shameful deed and evil, opening roads (to other evils)."[Qur'an 17:32]
"Say, 'Verily, my Lord has prohibited the shameful deeds, be it open or secret, sins and trespasses against the truth and reason."'[Qur'an 7:33]
"Women impure are for men impure, and men impure are for women impure and women of purity are for men of purity, and men of purity are for women of purity."[Qur'an 24:26]

Punishments are reserved to the legal authorities and false accusations are to be punished severely.[41] It has been said that these legal procedural requirements were instituted to protect women from slander and false accusations.[42]

Islamic Shariah Courts in Nigeria evoked worldwide condemnation and protest and debate recently in sentencing some Muslim women and men to death by stoning (rajm) upon conviction for zina. Perhaps only Afghanistan, Iran, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia have this law on their books.[43] However, stoning as punishment for sexual sin is not prescribed in the Qur'an, but is prescribed in the hadith—oral traditions relating to the words and deeds of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Yet, Islam is not only based on the Quran as the Quran is only the foundation setting of Islamic Laws whilst the hadith are its explanation of those laws. The only punishment with regards to illegal intercourse mentioned in the Quran is for the fornicator and not the adulterer and it is one hundred lashes and restriction of future marriage to another fornicator or the partner in the act.[43]

 2.1.5

The Obama Health Care bill recognizes Sharia muslim diktat in the United States. Muslims are specifically exempted from the government mandate to purchase insurance, and also from the penalty tax for being uninsured. Islam considers insurance to be "gambling", "risk-taking" and "usury" and is thus banned. Muslims are specifically granted exemption based on this. 
 
Obama Health Care discriminates against Christians and Jews by denying them special exemptions extended to other religions.

If you are a mainstream Christian or a Jew, you need not apply to Opt Out of Obama Health Care; that exemption is reserved for Muslims and other established groups who have a "conscientious objection" to insurance.  Believe it or not, if you are a Muslim you may claim a special religious exemption to Obama-Care that is denied to main-stream Christians and Jews. Or if you prefer a New-Age religion to Islam, you may become a Scientologist and Opt Out of ObamaCare’s mandatory purchase of health insurance. Or, if you happen to be of Native American Indian extraction you too can opt out of the insurance laws by which everyone else in America must abide.

One of the more controversial aspects of health care reform legislation passed by the U.S. Congress in 2010 is its eventual requirement that all Americans obtain health insurance or pay a monthly fine (and possibly jail). Much attention has been focused on the fact that Muslims are exempt.

The fact is that the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" (PPACA) legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama does  include language which exempts Moslems from having to buy the PPACA insurance. The bill contains a general "religious conscience" provision which establishes guidelines under which religious groups which have established conscientious objections to certain forms of insurance may seek exemption from health insurance requirements:
RELIGIOUS CONSCIENCE EXEMPTION — Such term shall not include any individual for any month if such individual has in effect an exemption under section 1311(d)(4)(H) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which certifies that such individual is a member of a recognized religious sect or division thereof described in section 1402(g)(1) and an adherent of established tenets or teachings of such sect or division as described in such section. The key issue here is the determination of which religious groups' members might qualify for this exemption, an issue that has not yet been decided (and probably won't be for some time to come). Such members would have to be adherents of a religion or sect "described in section 1402(g)(1)" of the Internal Revenue Code, which governs exemptions from the payment of Social Security and Medicare taxes on self-employment income: (g) Members of certain religious faiths  (1) Exemption.

 

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