If you are living in a country with a long standing educational institution that has seen millions of graduates, should they change their policy to accommodate your religion?
I thought not.
Church is church. That is why it is separate from school or college. And so it should well be.
If all services from police to health care providers and government to education and child care providers are forced to “accommodate” ALL RELIGION and ALL FAITHS, I believe the service delivery will be critically compromised.
How could it not be if you are, as the provider, spending all your time and money adapting, adjusting and accommodating to make sure no toes are stepped on all while trying to deliver a centuries old quality service?
In a world where I once was relieved to hear the term “politically correct” – I believe we have seen the scales tip. What is our tipping point?
There is a reason we have freedom of choice in religion.
There is a reason educational institutions and other public service providers have rules in place.
If one religion is deemed so special to be accommodated everywhere, then why aren’t they all? What is to stop every single one of us from winding up practicing a faith we never even chose just by virtue of respect for another’s faith.
Don’t people know what our country is like already? Why are so many of us feeling disrespected by other faiths or cultures as we witness them being honored in our very culture. Shouldn’t we be respected for being the system and country we are?
If people don’t like it here, well, the plane goes both ways.
Sign me tired of being so politically correct that we have to shout to have respect for a good country that deserves to be respected for what it is:
Let’s keep it that way by respecting one another’s PRIVATE choice of faith or religion. It need not be discussed in any long standing organization or long serving institution if the rules and policies are one for all and all for one. We are all special. We ALL deserve respect. Singling out any Faith or Religion for special treatment diminishes equality and compromises all systems and organizations that are already working well. For EVERYONE of all faiths and religion.
This is Canada, folks, and I love that I was born here.
I love our fish and potatoes and maple syrup and the way we have embraced so many cultures and faiths by trying to honor every single element they introduce to us.
The simple truth is, that is impossible anyway. So why let any faith or religion have special treatment. I was born here and mine doesn’t. I just fall in with everyone else and do my best as a citizen.