Something sad is happening in Quebec. The government is probably going to put forward a law on secularism that will prevent people that work for institutions it funds from fully exercising their right to religious freedom. They say it is to avoid proselityzing. I think it is just another wedge driven by a nationalist government. Much ugliness has been done in the past by nationalist governments around the world; we don't need this now or at any point in time.
I am not a believer but I respect those who are and leave others be. If someone is not allowed to wear a kippa, a kirpan, a veil, etc. while a crucifix is OK because it is part of our culture, something is profoundly wrong. If we look close enough, we are all the same, just a bunch of DNA. There are extremists everywhere and they might be dangerous to society but we can't lump every member of a particular community together and not harm the same society.
I tried to comment on this on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation website (www.cbc.ca) and this is what happened:
I think everyone will recognize that my comment was respectful; I am puzzled about how and by whom it got tagged as diabled content. This blog is not read that much but at least no one can silence me here.
What do you think?