Saturday, January 06, 2007

"Secular Fundamentalists - are anti-God"

From the Guardian:

Secular fundamentalists are the new totalitarians

Militant secularists like Richard Dawkins are taking their revenge on us believers for refusing to stay in the closet

Tobias Jones
Saturday January 6, 2007
The Guardian

There's an aspiring totalitarianism in Britain which is brilliantly disguised. It's disguised because the would-be dictators - and there are many of them - all pretend to be more tolerant than thou. They hide alongside the anti-racists, the anti-homophobes and anti-sexists. But what they are really against is something very different. They - call them secular fundamentalists - are anti-God, and what they really want is the eradication of religion, and all believers, from the face of the earth.

In recent years these unpleasant people have had a strategy of exploiting Britain's innate politeness. They realised that for a decade overly sensitive souls (normally called the PC brigade) had bent over backwards to avoid giving offence. Trying not to give offence was, despite the excesses, a noble courtesy.

But the fundamentalists saw an opening. Because we live in a multiconfessional society, they fostered the falsehood that wearing a crucifix or a veil or a turban was deeply offensive to other faiths. They pretended to be protecting religious sensibilities as a pretext to strip us of all religious expressions. In 2006 Jack Straw and BA fell into the fundamentalists' trap.

Read the whole thing and the comments.


Tiger said...

Superb post, my friend!

Classic Orwellian dogma, expressed in modern secularism!

It will be fun to irritate them!

2164th said...

Religion is in
by Marijke van den Berg

People in the Netherlands can once again own up to their religion although the nature of that religion is increasingly becoming an individual choice.
In their book De Toekomst van God (The Future of God) trend-watcher Adjiedj Bakas and journalist Minne Buwalda predict that an increasing number of people will put together their own "hodge-podge god".
At the same time, it's young people who are turning back to orthodox religion, according to The future of God.
While churches are emptying in the Netherlands, Bakas and Buwalda are saying that religion is back. More than just back: religion in the 21st century going to become increasingly important, says Buwalda.
Radio Netherlands