Just because you don't believe in the supernatural, that doesn't mean that your religion isn't just as cultish and (gag) "intolerant" as the next one. From the faith group that brought you the miracles of "unity in diversity" and "universal health care" comes this CBC Commentary, courtesy FD:
We could also help the general cause of religious freedom by introducing a code of moral practice for religions. They will never achieve unity so why not try for compatibility? Can't religious leaders agree to adjust doctrine so all religions could operate within the law?The "law", of course, meaning "whatever crazy new notions we will invent in the next five minutes and implement in law so as to divide our opposition and undermine naturally arising social ties so that they may be replaced by profitable government programs".
One impediment of the likes of the Party and the UN is belief in an unchanging authority higher than their own freshly half-tossed word salads of the day. Whether you call that authority "God", "nature", "reality", or "the blatantly obvious", no Party can long abide values that are derived from it and that are not subject to change when politically beneficial.
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
Posted by Mike on Tuesday, July 19, 2005