Re: Sikhs Allowed To Carry Kirpan (knives) To Olympic EventsOct 22nd, 2009
Has anybody thought to stop and ask WHY their religion requires them to carry a knife at all times? Is there some other purpose that a small dagger carries that doesn’t somehow relate to something violence related?
(and I’m not talking about the likely hood that a Sikh is required , like a boy scout, to be prepared at all times to whip out an all purpose utility knife to build a lean-to in the wilds of …ermmm.... the Olympics??? )
Whatever the original purpose, these days it is strictly ceremonial only. I don’t think any sect of Sikhism has claimed otherwise.