Friday, January 13, 2006

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM (TWO)

Continuing with the theme of religious freedom in Greece, here is the US State Department report for 2005. Many of the themes have been covered already in this blog but here it is all in one place. Also an  article on the difficulties of burial for Muslim citizens in Greece from Middle East Online. I remembered this  post from Seawitch which is a personal account of a Greek funeral with a link to Taphophilia  that relates to this post.

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At 1/13/2006 12:45:00 PM, Anonymous Apu said...

thas all we need, is dose darn americans tellin us how to be civil.

 
At 1/13/2006 06:07:00 PM, Anonymous Eff said...

Depends on what you define as civil.

 
At 1/13/2006 08:18:00 PM, Anonymous Apu said...

Eff you no what I mean. dos americans preech humn right but no are having em dem self wit dat Gauntadomino prizen.

 
At 1/13/2006 08:48:00 PM, Anonymous Eff said...

I doubt many nations are innocent of the label of hypocrite. Indeed, those that preach as America does, or often seems to, should be held to the highest standard. But I have a different philosophy on what civility is than many, perhaps, in Europe do. For instance, I don't have an absolute associate of non violence with civility, as I believe some instances of violence are acceptable when they might result from an the practice of anindividual right, such as the societal impact of liberal gun laws designed to allow individual ownership and access within what I see as reasonable.

As for your reference to mistreatment and abuses of prisoners, I think that it's fair to make condemning remarks, but not to make broad characterizations of the US based on the abuses, as that is attacking the messenger when his message may be valid, even agreeable.

 

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