Monday, April 30, 2007

Secularism Vs. Fundamentalism

The so called battle of ideas is not the West against the East it is secularism vs. religious fundamentalism. Secular Turks draw a political line You would never find this kind of political demonstration occurring in Islamic fundamentalist states, nor in Israel or America.

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3 comments:

Feynman and Coulter's Love Child said...

You would never find this kind of political demonstration occurring in Islamic fundamentalist states, nor in Israel or America.

In the former you would be killed for protesting in such a fashion, either by the government or by the crazy Muslim lunatics on your own street.

Meanwhile in the latter such a protest would be silly. Secularism with all of its pimples is already the gold standard for the so-called culturalists, and protesting the removal of religious influences in government circles would be like protesting the existence of linear time -- a decision long since made.

eugene plawiuk said...

Gee and I thought there was something in the U.S. Constitution that was like quantum physics, the concept of separation of Church and State. Lucky in Canada though our Constitution is approved by God. "Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law:"

KimArar said...

"...protesting the removal of religious influences in government circles would be like protesting the existence of linear time -- a decision long since made..."

In the case of the US, does this include details such as taking oaths on Bibles, interspersing political speeches with as many references to God as possible, having "In God We Trust" as a motto, holding prayers in Congress and the White House and the sundry other little details that make the US's definition of secular so... bizarre?

Religion appears to be a requirement for political office in the US. What chance would an atheist have of becoming President? Your comments may indicate complacent reflection of accepted wisdom, but do they reflect the underlying truth?