Although I find the crucifix repulsive – especially since there’s no evidence that the crucifixion actually happened and the preponderance of the evidence points to the man on a cross as a pre-Christian mythical motif – I’m not sure how I feel about this issue. Should Italy be forced to become increasingly secularized, at least as concerns Catholicism? (Watch Islam proponents use this ruling as an opportunity to push their agenda.)
If Italy can be forced to become increasingly secularized, why not Saudi Arabia? It is obvious that an enormous amount of the world’s social ills are being caused by religious fanatics, especially of the Islamic persuasion, so why should not the world in response compel the Islamic nations to become secularized? While the fanatics are attempting to Islamize Europe, we should be attempting to secularize Saudi Arabia and Iran in response. How’s that?
Italy has reacted furiously after the European Court of Human Rights ruled crucifixes should not be displayed in the country’s schools.
The landmark judgment could force a Europe-wide review of the use of religious symbols in state-run schools
panel of seven judges in Strasbourg said the display of Christian crosses, which is common but not mandatory in Italian schools, violated the principle of secular education and might be “disturbing” for children from other faiths.
The European Court of Human Rights strikes a blow against the continent’s Christian heritage. It is likely that the court would not be this chary toward granting the use of Islamic symbols — and certain that Islamic expression in Europe will continue to grow as Christianity continues to wane….