The problem with taking Religious Texts too literally

A (or One) Skeptic

Muslims, according to the traditions of Ramadan, are supposed to fast from sunup until sundown, neither eating or drinking during daylight.

Not that big a problem in Mecca. Big problem in Reykjavik, where there’s currently daylight 21 hours per day.

Are there Muslims in Reykjavik? Not a lot. But a few.

Forget, for a moment, about the fact that while fasting is okay, it’s really not healthy to abstain from drinking most of the day. But for the poor Muslims living way up north, this is really a serious problem. And the problem is serious because the true believers are trying to take the text of their holy book literally.

Spoiler alert: don’t do it.

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