Re: ‘Naive to think all cultures compatible,’ Feb. 11.
I was appalled by local Christian Heritage Party candidate Mike Schouten’s aforementioned comment.
I am an organist for a few local churches. I also attend the Sikh Gurdwara on a regular occasion, and have been to Buddist temples. I have never been to a Mosque, but would love to attend one someday.
Schouten talks about Muslim nations as not adhering to the Canadian Constitution and Charter of Rights.
Let’s talk about human rights. Is it not true many Christian denominations believe that women cannot be ministers in the church? I thought in Canada, women and men are both equal – yet there can be this inequality within the church?
Schouten quotes a dictate from the school of Sharia saying “those who renounce Islam be put to death by the faithful.” Is it not true, that a short while back in history, Ireland’s Christian folk were killing each other off with bombs over who were the true Christians?
History shows that in the past, the Catholic church killed those who they did not deem to be of the true church. This continued until the separation of church and state protected people from the conquests of religion.
If Schouten really wants to get into the Canadian Charter of Rights, I suggest that if we limit Muslim immigration into this wonderful country, we also should limit immigration from European “Christian” nations as well, because they also are in contradiction to Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Canada accepts all people, including gay, lesbian, and transgendered individuals. Is it not true that most Christians deem homosexuality to be a dirty, sinful act, that these people have chosen their sexuality and they will not inherit the Kingdom of God?
There is a saying in the Holy Bible: “Remove the plank from your own eye, before you remove the speck from your neighbours.”
M. Awan, White Rock