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Oh Canada where is the foundation on which you were founded

Updated on October 22, 2010
Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley
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Our foundation, the word of God

Oh Canada, where is the foundation on which you were formed
By: Thomas H Czech

Canada was founded on Christian beliefs. Our National Motto on our Coat of Arms "A Mari Usque Ad Mare" (from sea to sea) was taken straight from Psalm 72:8. "He shall have dominion from sea to sea." By Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley in 1864.(a) However, many years later, it seems as if Christianity is being pushed aside and out of the way while other religions are pushing ahead. Christianity also seems to have fewer rights than other religions and beliefs do. Strange isn't it? That the foundation of this country, Christianity, is being pushed out while other beliefs and religions are given more rights. Some people are calling this country multicultural, perhaps that is the problem; I mean by this that perhaps we should remain steadfast and strong in the Christian faith on which this country was built; but still allow others into our country. However, not allow them to take over.
Canada has always been accepting of other people, beliefs and religions, this is a good thing. The question is though, where do we draw the line? Christians seem to have their rights taken away, but other religions seem to be given greater rights and privileges. How can this be? How far will we let this go before we do something? Do we continue to remain quiet until we have no rights left?
As a country which has its roots and foundation on the word of God, we should have rights and freedoms to pray in schools and in parliament, to say Merry Christmas wherever we are and speak freely about Jesus Christ. There are also situations and places where Christians have been muzzled, because someone got offended when a Christian said Merry Christmas and another incident where someone was told they could not pray.
I have not allowed anyone to muzzle me, and I am not about to start now.
I honestly believe that the time has come that we begin to stand up for our Christian rights and say “No more” to being muzzled and pushed aside. This is our country, and our country was founded, and built on the word of God.



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      AntonOfTheNorth 6 years ago

      I don't believe there are too many countries of any appreciable age that don't change from their foundations.

      Canada's foundations can be argued to come from a number of sources:

      1) first nation culture and tradition, which was arguably obliterated by christian culture

      2) competing European cultures (British and French) as part of two competing (ie waring) colonies

      3) Democratic principles, including freedom of religion.

      If you believe in a democracy, then the day the majority does not believe what you do or the way you do is the day your country will not be what you think it should be.

      So yes, you must speak out to defend your way off life,

      but my Canada accepts that I am not a Christian and accepts that now is the time to make room for other thoughts and beliefs. Since Christian politics were arguably forceful in setting aside other values (ie residential schools), I would expect a certain amount of retaliation.

      Although I agree with you in that if the choice is to offer no religion, than that means all religions, not just Christianity.

      Bottom line. In a democracy we speak our minds, but are ruled by the majority. If the majority doesn't care about the faith of the 'founding fathers', then it doesn't matter what they thought when they founded the country. It matters what the majority will accept.

      The advantage and the downfall of democracy, but that's a whole other hub

      Thanks for writing.

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      thomasczech 7 years ago from Canada

      @Mr. Happy--> I get what you are saying. I do not think that any religion should go knocking on peoples doors in an attempt to sell their faith. But that is not what i am talking about, i am talking about Canada having been built on the word of God, now however the Christian faith is being pushed down while OTHER religions are being built up. If as you say people ought to keep their beliefs to themselves then these religions which have and are coming into Canada ought to do the same. But there seems to be more tollerance and acceptance for thses other religions and people seem to let them do more and get away with more, the whole while Christianity is being muzzled and shut out.

      Also with the comment about evolution, please read my hub on that:

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      Mr. Happy 7 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      It's evolution. Things change constantly. I welcome the decay of any monotheistic religion. I hold my spritual beliefs to myself and I do not try to go around knocking on people's doors to recruit them to my beliefs. Christians should so the same.