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Originally posted by FlyersFan
Current events or Religion forum?
Either way... this is interesting.
Surprising reading for me ... that
ANY Dutch are Fundamentalist Christians.
I don't have an opinion on the issue of
free speech vs right to live as majority rules.
I'm just posting this because I thought it
was interesting that there are Fundamentalist
Christians in Amsterdam and that they are
influencing local politics.
Reuters, June 3, 2005
AMSTERDAM - The name of the Lord may no longer be taken in
vain in the Dutch village of Staphorst.
Staphorst, in the so-called Dutch "bible belt" of eastern towns
where religion holds sway, approved a ban on swearing by
13-4 council votes.
Past swearing bans in bible-belt villages were declared in violation
of the right to free expression in 1986. One other town has such a
ban -- Reimerswaal, in the southwestern province of Zeeland.
The Dutch association against swearing, which runs national billboard
campaigns to admonish the bad-mouthed Dutch, says the Bible outlaws