Personally, I think nobody wins when religion infiltrates any other daily activity where multiple faiths and those of no faith also participate. Would be nice if we could go back to a time when religious observances were held strictly in religious institutions and facilities.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
I would hazard to guess that 98% of the backlash against the original plan came from folks who are too stupid and poor to ever attend Duke.
I doubt very much that the folks the policy actually effected (you know, the students paying to attend the private school) would have presented any danger to other students.
Once again, the American Idiocracy prevails!
“Now it is not good for the Christian’s health to hustle the Aryan brown,
For the Christian riles, and the Aryan smiles and he weareth the Christian down;
And the end of the fight is a tombstone white with the name of the late deceased,
And the epitaph drear: “A Fool lies here who tried to hustle the East.”
Perhaps maybe those who feel strongly about Islam should think about starting their own universities. That way, they can issue the call to prayer 5 times a day on their own campus without concern or repercussion.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
- Secondly, Duke was founded as a Christian religous college. So, not surprisingly, it contains both a Christian Chapel and bells apparently sound on Sundays.
- Thirdly, Duke has already been accomodating to the "new reality" and allows a variety of faiths, including muslims, to use the chapel and has even hired an Islamic chaplain.
ok. now explain for us why it would have been wrong to use that bell tower to summons the muslim students to prayer on fridays- Secondly, Duke was founded as a Christian religous college. So, not surprisingly, it contains both a Christian Chapel and bells apparently sound on Sundays.
and why did duke then back away from its agreement to allow the bell tower to be used on fridays to summons the muslim students to prayer- Thirdly, Duke has already been accomodating to the "new reality" and allows a variety of faiths, including muslims, to use the chapel and has even hired an Islamic chaplain.
My additional guess is that any future "religous coordination" that changes the current status quo will need to be presented to the governing board before approval.
Last edited by Cryptic; 01-16-15 at 02:59 PM.