Monday, July 19, 2010

The "Supremacy of God" Protects Canada From Totalitarianism

A group of militant atheists wants the Supremacy of God clause taken out of the Preamble of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Such attempt has already been made once - by Svend Robinson, in 1999. That proposal didn't go far, but in the very same year, the BC Court of Appeal referred to the phrasing as a "dead letter", claiming that the judges shouldn't revive it for the purpose of interpreting the Charter. Now, once the Supremacy of God clause was invoked by the Superior Court Judge Gérard Dugré, some radicals want to get rid of it for good.

The National Post has published an editorial in support of the clause:
The Judeo-Christian tradition is not the only foundation for tolerance between different peoples, or for harmony in a pluralistic society, but surveying the global scene today it is the most secure foundation currently on offer. Certainly the experience of officially atheistic regimes is not encouraging.

Canada is the country it is in large part because of, not in spite of, its religious history and its religious citizens. There is no reason for our Constitution not to recognize that.
But there's a lot more to that:
Charles Lewis provided great coverage of the fresh controversy over the Supremacy of God clause in the Preamble of the Charter of Rights. The comments from the various people he cited include more myths, logical fallacies, undefended false assumptions and errors than you can usually find in a lengthy government report. That’s not good, but it shows how poor many people’s thinking is when it comes to Christianity and politics.

The Quebec judge was correct in his ruling on the province’s enforcement of its religious curriculum. It is totalitarian. And it’s totalitarian because the Quebec government is secularist or humanist in nature. A very small proportion of humanists and atheists are libertarian. The rest embrace socialism and a strong civil government which essentially takes the place of God in the worldview of humanists. Just consider Canada today. Active human rights commissions. Micromanaging bureaucrats who don’t trust individuals to look after themselves. The criminalization of private delivery of health care. The National Post is very good at covering the constant examples of this suffocating totalitarian spirit by governments across Canada.

This is completely predictable as Canada continues to abandon Christianity, becoming more humanist in its public ethic.
And another thing: on the photograph, that Trottier guy is holding a book titled "Can we be good without God?". That's so-o-o-o 1980s. And even back then, some secularists were already questioning the definition of "good" and the reason behind adhering to the church definition thereof. Nowadays - it's moral relativism all the way. If Trottier still clings to the traditional definition of "good" and is looking forward to find that in the secular world - he's in for a big disappointment.

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