Freedom of Religion RIP

29 Feb 2012 Freedom of Religion RIP

ARPA Note: This fascinating critique of the recent Supreme Court decision about parental rights comes from a writer who calls himself non-religious. It is well worth reading in its entirety.

A selection from George Jonas, National Post, Feb 29 2012: God isn’t ecumenical. He spells out exactly what he is, in Exodus 20: 4-5. “You shall not make yourself an idol,” he tells prospective worshippers, “for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God.” When a jealous God talks about religion, he doesn’t say: “Hey, six of one, half a dozen of the other.” On the contrary, he commands his followers to regard him and his cosmology as the truth, and view others as being in error…. God speaks plainly; Supreme Court justices speak legalese. They’re different languages. If one looks for an innocent explanation of why the Ottawa Nine ruled as they did last Friday in S.L. v. Commission scolaire des Chênes, this may be it – though the real reasons are probably a little more complex or sinister. Keep reading


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