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How far would you go for secularism?

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    crmhaskeposted 7 years ago

    My question comes after reading this blogpost:

    http://nodogsoranglophones.blogspot.com … stroy.html

    You are welcome to read it, but to save you from the mess that is Quebec politics I'll quote the relevant to my question sections here:



    See, that just sounds like flat out fascism to me.  It made me think about to what extent your "garden variety atheist" would like to see secularism go.

    I think that the division between religion, and state is important, but I think the extreme Louise Beaudoin is trying to go is just down right insane.

    Thoughts?

    1. leeberttea profile image52
      leebertteaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It's simple, for governments to grasp ultimate power they first have to remove and reference to a power higher than that of the state. They don't want people thanking god for their good fortune, they want people to praise government!
      Of course they are going to evoke freedom and tolerance as their motive for this, how else could they get away with it?

      True freedom is freedom to worship as you see fit, true tolerance is allowing you to display religious symbols of your belief. Don't be fooled, these plans to erase god from society is indeed a step towards fascism!

      1. profile image59
        paarsurreyposted 7 years agoin reply to this



        Hi friend leeberttea

        I agree with you.

        Thanks

      2. profile image59
        paarsurreyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I agree with you.
        Thanks

  2. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago

    Sounds a bit insane to me. What happened to "live and let live"? Are these things causing harm to people? -- especially the day cares and hospitals? Should we ban all cultural distinctions, too.

  3. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    This is crazy talk. As much as I dislike religion, there are many fine people doing good work under the care of church organisations. Not all of them are religious either.

    I am a non believer, and think that believing in a sky fairy because an old book says to is silly, but regardless of what people believe, if they are not harming others then let them get on with their work.
    I would not mind normal separation of church and state, but banning? Never! smile

  4. wyanjen profile image81
    wyanjenposted 7 years ago

    I'm not a casual garden variety atheist... I speak out against religion whenever possible.

    "Live and let live" is how things should be, but when it comes to religion, the "let live" part often gets tossed out.

    Anyway I'm not here to fight. I'm here to say that this entire agenda is asinine.

    Any atheist who would condone this garbage is as whacko as the "religionists" they claim to stand against.

    big_smile
    good topic.

  5. profile image0
    crmhaskeposted 7 years ago

    See, that what I expected - more or less agreement that this woman is insane.  But then if there are still people voting for her, there must exist some people that agree.

  6. profile image59
    paarsurreyposted 7 years ago

    How far would you go for secularism?

    Hi friends

    To the extent it remains secular and equitable; I will support it.

    Thanks

    I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

  7. Pcunix profile image90
    Pcunixposted 7 years ago

    Tough question.

    My bank asks people to remove anything that covers their head and sunglasses.   Should that include religious garb?

    I am a life long atheist.  I understand the reason for this kind of law, but I think I would rather have tolerance.

    But that should include tolerance for nudists!

    1. leeberttea profile image52
      leebertteaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It's a sad day when I find myself agreeing with you, or you with me! Tolerance is key and I can tolerate just about anything, though that hat is questionable...

      1. Pcunix profile image90
        Pcunixposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Scary, isn't it?  The agreement, not the wig.  We probably also agree on gun control.

        I only wear the wig to parties where I can scare conservatives..

        1. leeberttea profile image52
          leebertteaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Well it's effective! LOL

 
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