Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Forced Indifferentism

Remember, no matter what you hear about Christians being persecuted, it isn't true.

So when you come across stories like this one, where a Catholic school in Quebec is being forced to teach that all religions are equal and that Catholicism is on the same level as the basest paganism, understand that it's for our own good.

"It is the same thought process that has been the genesis for prohibitions on blasphemy in other jurisdictions. The whole idea behind blasphemy laws in some parts of the world is that you don't want to offend different religions, and so what they (the Quebec government) do is argue that they promote tolerance and understanding, but rather they want to control what is said," Gerald Chipeur, Q.C., of the Canadian firm Miller Thompson LLP, told The Christian Post in a phone interview on Wednesday.

I wonder how long before we'll this this sort of thing in the US.

The Catholic high school has argued that it does not object to teaching the 2008 government-mandated ethics and religion course, which is required to be taught in all private and public schools, but asked to be allowed to teach the course in good conscience. The problem they found with the course was that it insisted that all religions, including Wicca and pagan rites, are equally valid. The government has also prohibited teachers from expressing preference for any one faith.

Imagine that. Catholic teachers at a Catholic school can't express a preference for Catholicism. We are truly through the looking glass.

But yeah, I know. "It could never happen here," said everyone in every country where the previously referenced "it" happened shortly thereafter.

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