Thursday, March 01, 2007

Militant Secularism

The highway to militant secularism does have a few speed bumps.

I love the statement, "it only hurts the students". A complete inability by the school administration to see that their own actions were the ones that were hurting the students.


Anonymous jgriffin said...

I suppose it's a good thing in that they are being beaten on their own ground (i.e. money). The real point to make here though is that the school is now a public school and must conform to the laws governing such institutions. If those laws say no displaying of crosses then those laws have to be respected. Just goes to show that the churches should not have so easily abandoned the institutions they created.

6:19 p.m.  
Blogger Shawn Abigail said...

The law doesn't say they can't display a cross in their chapel. The Administration made a decision to make the school more welcoming by hiding away the cross. They could very well have taken other steps to make people of other faiths feel welcome. And they probably do take these steps already. For example, you can bet that the Muslims already have a prayer room.

But you make a very good point. Christians abandoned the institutions we created. At one time we started and ran the universities, and Theology was referred to as "the Queen of the Sciences". But we gave all that up, and handed it over to the State.

So, as Christians, what should we be willing to give up in order to establish Christian universities? To establish universities where history, law and journalism are taught with the framework of a Christian worldview, and yet with such academic excellence that our graduates can compete anywhere. For for that matter a Christian medical school where students are not told to perform abortions or they won't be given their degree.

This is an easy one to solve. All we are lacking is the willpower and conviction to make it happen. If the Christians of Canada saw a need, within 10 years we could have a Christian university operating here in Ottawa.

7:31 p.m.  

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