Re: Judge Cites Charter Preamble - Supremacy of God Recognized- Atheists - 0 - ReligJul 10th, 2010
Show me where i said all wars were fought over religion. Religion is a destabilizing factor in the world, especially the fundamental, evangelical types. The crusades are still being fought and given half a chance we would be in the Inquisition in a heart beat if these clowns were given Cart Blanch. And if you want a few examples, just look at Ireland, Croatia and the Indian wars in America.
"That is a blatantly biased statement with no basis in fact. There is no proof that a religious foundation of any kind is any more stable than one without. Almost all wars have been fought for religious reasons"
You stated almost - please define "almost" is that 51/49 or 50 % plus 1 - what is almost -
Quite so, Cliffy, the guy is a moron. Christianity has a long established tradition of intolerance and persecution of people of other faiths. When Christians came into contact with a less developed culture in North America, they wiped out the culture almost without trace. The wiped out Indian religions, their languages, their way of life, they slaughtered Indians, all in the name of Christ. By todayís standard, it could only be considered a genocide.
And history is full of examples like this. History is also full of examples of tolerance and understanding shown by other cultures. Christians wiped out Indian civilization in North America in a couple of hundred years. By contrast, India was ruled by Muslim rulers for 800 years. At the end of 800 years, when Muslim rule finally ended, most of India was still Hindu. Hindu religion, the culture, the way of life, everything was intact. Today India is an overwhelmingly Hindu country.
So examples of tolerance and intolerance can be found in all cultures, in all religions Christianity certainly does not have a monopoly on tolerance.
Again luv the little affection "Quite So"
Regardless - what you speak of did ocurr so your philosphy is based upon punishment of others based upon old history. Rather enlightening for a Liberal orientated person
Face it your belief system is based upon hatred of anything religious - pure and unadulterated biased hatred - no more - no then -
I would keep the laws which make sense from secular point of view and throw out those that donít; it has nothing to do with Judeo-Christians ethics. Thus, the law about murder makes sense, so it stays (and is in accordance with Judeo-Christian ethics). The law on abortion doesnítí make sense, so it goes (and this goes against the Judeo Christian ethics).
The only criteria when formulating a law is whether it makes sense form secular, humanistic point of view, and not whether it is in accordance with Judeo Christian ethics.
As to this particular case, I agree with judgeís decision, but donít agree with his reasoning. The reason Catholic school may choose its curriculum is that our Charter guarantees freedom of religion, it has nothing to do with the mention of God in the preamble.
As we have no laws on abortion there is nothing to throw out.
Now would you dispose of Ursury
Laws that are based upon "Do unto others"