posted on Feb, 20 2004 @ 06:18 PM
Originally posted by Esoterica
It's just stupid. I mean, its perfectly fine to ask people not to publicly preach or pray in school, but it's another to ban something they believe
is important. I have a feeling making everyone shave/not wear crosses etc... would have a worse effect on their studies.
what if praying is what ismost important to them and their religion depends on it. You are just sontradictng yourself by saying they shouldn't be
able to pray but should be able to wear religious symbols.
when and where has a line been drawn on the religious practices that you put into the two catigories of acceptable and unacceptable.
I agree with Esoterica. How can you tell someone who believes in something so strongly, that they must stop doing it because it may offend someone
else? Who has the right to dictate to people what they should or should not find important? On the other hand, if a Christian was in a muslim school
(a likely occurrence - me thinks not) would that person be allowed to wear a cross? The debate about religion is just another way to warm the public
to one side of the story - this stance was only taken by the french government to provoke a reaction. The propaganda machine is alive and well and
takes no prisoners.