Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Brigitte Bardot and the $23,325 fine.

Somehow I suspect that the fine was in euros, rather than dollars. The offense was some words to the effect that she is "tired of being led by the nose by this population that is destroying us, destroying our country by imposing its acts". Obviously she wasn't referring to Christians, even though this sounds similar to a million other statements that will be made against American Christians today by our fellow countrymen. The article states that she "was referring to the Muslim feast of Aid el-Kebir, celebrated by slaughtering sheep", so apparently she was motivated by animal rights beliefs.

As for me, I find the whole thing bizarre. Yes, there are plenty of nasty statements hurled at Christians every day, but I would not put a fine on anyone to shut them up. I might suggest that public funding of professors who deliberately mislead students in order to shake their faith in Christianity be curtailed, but that is a different matter. There should be no difference in the treatment of any religion.

What is really bad about this is that it follows the lines of the reasoning in the US: Islam is a race or a culture, rather than a religion. Based on this, we see government funding of Islamic schools here in the US and favorable treatment to their culture, but Christianity is dismissed. It is this kind of double standard that really offends.

This is my take on the subject posted by John Hobbins.

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