Monday, November 28, 2005

Fun With the Ignorant

Bill O'Reilly, being a dipshit:
O'REILLY: See, I think it's all part of the secular progressive agenda to get Christianity and spirituality and Judaism out of the public square. Because if you look at what happened in Western Europe and Canada, if you can get religion out, then you can pass secular progressive programs like legalization of narcotics, euthanasia, abortion at will, gay marriage, because the objection to those things is religious- based, usually.
As a Canadian, I'm pretty sure I could give O'Reilly a copy of the Canadian Almanac, ask him to read from a page, and he'd still manage to get his facts wrong.

Canada in fact has been "flagged" by the UN for our state support (mandated by our constitution, mind you) of Catholic schools. As part of the original deal between French-Catholic Quebec and English-Protestant Ontario, the government was required to provide funding for Catholic education in Canada. This funding technically violates the UN declaration of human rights, as other denominations aren't getting the same kind of funding. Getting Christianity out of the public square? We're way more religious than the US government.

What bugs O'Reilly is that Canadians aren't forced to go to religious schools, preferably protestant ones. Further, it drives him batty that, religious as we are, we don't use our religions as a cudgel to deny people their rights.

All this is to say, we're a better democracy than the US. Nyahh. If that bugs O'Reilly, he should go back to a country where a person's right to marry who they want isn't respect-

Oh, never mind.

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