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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #19)

Tue Feb 10, 2015, 05:42 PM

20. I agree. Clearly drawn lines need to be in place.

I think your position is the position held by many. The problem, as you know, is that those that want to impose their beliefs on every one else have been very active and very vocal. But I am with you, it's the actions that matter.

I only recently learned about lalicite. It was introduced to me in an article about the Charlie Hebdo incident. I also agree in principle, but have been concerned that it seems to be imposed primarily in relation to non-christians in both France and Canada.

As I said elsewhere in this thread, I would lean towards inclusion whenever possible as opposed to eliminating religious expression entirely. That is not always possible, and I agree that the line is crossed when others are made to feel uncomfortable.

Your example of making an animal sacrifice is a good one, and it is why I objected to the over-simplification in the OP. It sounds nice, but there are so many grey areas that must be evaluated on an individual basis. As you noted, the level of discomfort may have to be assessed. In the animal sacrifice example, actual harm would also have to be taken into consideration.

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