While indulging in five minutes of semi-random article clicking on my Reader I came across something on a site called Christianity Today titled:
Why the Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief role is invaluable
I wonder, does a badge and a hat come with the job?
You can read the article if you fancy.
Oddly enough this is regarded as a human rights issue.
Are kids included? I mean, are they allowed to stand up and say:
‘‘Well, Mum and Dad, thanks all the same, but I don’t want any religion if that’s okay with you?”
‘‘If you don’t mind I’ll pick my own husband/wife.”
”To be quite honest, I’m rather attached to my foreskin/clitoris.”
Does this also mean it should be considered acceptable for them to burn heretics at the stake and stone gays or sling them from roof tops?
Just because they are not ”our” kids, should kids be taught Creationism in school and get dragged along to such mind expanding events as the:
As most of you heathens are aware, I live in South Africa, though I am still regarded as English. Or maybe I still regard myself as English? As I rarely discuss the goings-on of English life with my folks, – ”Doug, you wouldn’t recognise the place,” and my siblings are now living in ”forun parts”, maybe this is why I occasionally read what’s happening back in Blighty? (aside from what my English blog-pals write of course)
I don’t know if the South African government has such an office, as I haven’t checked ( read: cant be bothered) ,but it certainly never existed when I was growing up in England (when you could go to the cinema and still get change from a sixpence) and I cannot imagine a more odd political office.
Such an office becomes even more odd (odder?) when you consider the aims of the two main antagonists – Christianity and Islam – is to evangelize the heathen (at all costs?).
In light of the above, is this odd office – the Special Envoy of which is currently, oddly enough, a Muslim ( Maybe they rotate annually through the various religions ) not merely a response to the somewhat pathetic whining from Christians and Muslims about persecution and Islamophobia?
In the interests of fair play and all things that pith hats, cricket, shooting natives and drinking tea represent, shouldn’t the British government establish an office called, Freedom From Religion and Non-Belief?
If this ever materializes I want first dibs – and there better be a bloody hat too!