Monday, December 3, 2007
Evil Teddy Bear....
So the mob in Sudan called for the execution of a teacher whose class had the temerity of a naming a teddy bear "Mohamed".
This would be funny if it weren't so freakin' sad!
This is the state of thought in the street of the Muslim world.
We in the West, look at this and shake our collective heads.
I wonder though...
If my country, the United States, didn't have the safe guards in place that it does: the rule of law and a separation of church and state.
Could I be who I am and think as I do?
Would a Christian Fundamentalist Nation suffer an atheist to live?
Maybe it wouldn't be that bad, but would I not be a second-class citizen?
Are the rabidly fundamentalist types in our culture only held in check by a secular government?
Something to ponder!