(snip) " I mean that is what they have in Islamic culture, a Theocracy: A > > government based in 'Supreme religious authority'... > > Therefore there is no seperation of church and state, which is the > > corner-stone of our democracy... > ~~~~~~ I wouldn't call it THE "cornerstone", it may be one of them and is... > Certainly not something that makes or breaks a democracy. > > Canada doesn't have the separation of church and state. Up until > about 8 years ago (when they amended the constitution for Quebec) > all public schools in Quebec were either Protestant or Catholic. > Jews were deemed "Protestant" and sand hymns every morning like > everyone else...I went to a "Protestant" grade school where 90% of > the kids and 90% of the faculty were Jewish and no one complained. > > The Quebec National Assembly has a Cross of Jesus over the Speaker's > Chair. It is the tradition of the Members of Quebec's National > Assembly to, upon both entering and leaving the chamber, to bow > before the Speaker's Chair...and it isn't clear whether they are > bowing to the Speaker or to Jesus.
Well, it sounds very much, like there was a 'oneness' of intention; In your experience in Canada. My growing up in Philiadelphia; We used to have Bible readings sometimes, in assembly, at public school; I always liked that; I am Jewish, and Was never offended, really, by anything; >From the New Testiment... It was always a peaceful feeling for me. The difference in the Islamic countries, is the lack of tolerance; Of anything, other than, what 'They' say is Islamic; And 'death' to anyone who does not, 'believe'. Typical fascism to me. Superior race? yeah right... So, I don't really think you can compare the atmosphere in Canada; To Iran, or Iraq, Saudi Arabia, or any other Islamic country. If there is one; then that should be a model; But I really can't think of one. Can you? R.G. To subscribe, send a message to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Or go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ and click 'Join This Group!' Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ <*> Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional <*> To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/join (Yahoo! ID required) <*> To change settings via email: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/