One small step towards allowing Christianity a permanent spot in European society and culture. KGS
European court allows crucifix in public schools
March 18, 2011
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that the display of a crucifix in a public-school classroom is not a violation of human rights.
The March 18 decision by the Strasbourg court overturns a previous decision by a lower panel, which had ruled in November 2009 that the crucifix display violated the rights of an atheist student in Italy. The Italian government had appealed that decision to the full court.
The decision of the European Court, reached by a 15-2 vote, applies not only to Italy but to all the member-nations of the European Union.
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“The March 18 decision by the Strasbourg court overturns a previous decision by a lower panel, which had ruled in November 2009 that the crucifix display violated the rights of an atheist student in Italy.”
This lower pannel should have been swiftly rounded up and sent to a psychiatric hospital ort jail for needlessely waisting taxpayer money. Display of a cross violates human rights, seriously? That student must be a clone of Picasso on LSD.
It beggars belief that someone could take offense about another person who wears a crucifix.
Yes, it typically signals that the wearer is a Christian.
So what? Since when has it come to pass that everything I do must be dictated by the possibility that some one with a weak fragile ego will take offense at something I say, wear or do?
I wear the Suomen Leijona on a gold chain. Were someone to ask me what it means (I don’t live in Finland), I would say in a playful manner, do you want the concrete or abstract meaning?
The symbol of course represents the Finnish Lion trampling on the curved sword (scimitar). I like that image
In an abstract sense it has another meaning for me – it stands for the Lion of Judah.
We ought never be afraid to state who we are, at the same time accepting people with a different world views – well, except for one big exception.