The Taliban/Al Qaeda mark themselves in a different manner, because their
customs are different. They show their beliefs through covering their
women and keeping them locked up. That is a mark one can see, just by
observing their lifestyles. They also wear the clothing (turban, etc) of
the larger Islamic custom.
As you'll note from the Amlicites, they sought to look like the peoples
they were joining. The Taliban and Al Qaeda look much alike in their
societies, as do most other radical Islam.
Then again, look at how people in our society dress, depending on their
belief systems. Religious people tend to dress conservatively, while many
in our society dress up in the latest haute couture or hip-hop styles.
Many today are marking themselves with tattoos and piercing. Each of
these becomes a mark as real as anything the Lamanites had.
Gerald/gary Smith gszion1 @juno.com http://www
"No one is as hopelessly enslaved as the person who thinks he's free." -
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I ran across that passage in Alma recently and marveled. I thought to
myself, "Why should this be, as the Taliban aren't known to have marked
themselves, right?" At any rate, I was somewhat awed and wondered about
the saying. I think I am storing up things to ponder in my heart.
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