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To: neverdem
Quite a large proportion of the population does not derive any selfrespect from having to work for a living because some people are no better off if they work than if they do not work.

I read somewhere that labor is considered demeaning to many Muslims. They do not want to be viewed as belonging among those decendents of Adam and Eve who were condemned to toil, according to Genesis, when mankind was thrown out of Eden.

According to the author, some Muslim foreign college students in the US, who need to earn money, will choose a low-paying clerical job over a high paying job which involves significant labor.

19 posted on 09/19/2006 7:36:12 AM PDT by syriacus (If the Pope meant to insult Muslims he would have discussed mustaches.)
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To: syriacus
Hindus seam to be inclined to be of a similar mindset. Do just enough work to get by, and faith takes care of the rest. Those Asian Indians not inclined to that philosophy tend be the leaders and the operators of the economic system. Just my observation.
20 posted on 09/19/2006 9:03:17 AM PDT by oyez ( The older I get, the better I was.)
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