14th April 2011

“Canada has a vibrant, deep and unique national culture. Immigrants from all over the world have helped form it. The primacy of shared secular standards, including safety and security standards, over religious ones, is fundamental to it.”

Michael Den Tandt

4 Responses to “14th April 2011”

  1. The Heretic Says:

    But no freedom of speech. A hint at critisizing Islam will land you in court and probably jail. Sounds a bit flawed to me. That, and if it wanted to, Denmark could probably kick its ass in a war.

  2. Talnoy Says:

    Being Canadian this hits home for me – when I read about American atheists who are afraid to come out with their lack of faith I almost shed a tear. In my high school and university, I run into more atheists/agnostics than religious people. I criticise Islam and Christianity publicly a lot, and I’m still here – the system isn’t perfect, but it’s better than many others.

  3. Jeff Says:

    Dear Talney (my northern neighbor),

    What so many who criticize on here seem to forget is that there isn’t a perfect system anywhere. Those of us south of 54°40′ even enshrined the concept into our constitution, much as many meatheads down here would deny it. “…in order to form a more perfect union…”

    Frankly, the most pernicious words uttered in American history is when George Washington added the words “so help me God” at the end of the constitutionally mandated presidential oath. Yep, even old GW could go meathead every once in a while.

  4. Julie W Says:

    Second most pernicious: “In God we trust” – according to Wiki, first used on coinage in 1864 and made official motto of the country in 1956. How dare they. Continually.