Democracy Discriminatory by Nature

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Democracy Discriminatory by Nature

Postby Pondero » April 15th, 2015, 5:22 pm

An interesting point: The rule of the majority prevails over that of the minority. By its very nature democracy is discriminatory against the minority view.
There are some exceptions, as where a moral code is being violated by the majority and a law is broken.

Therefore, discrimination is not always wrong, and more often right. It does not apply in the case of religious belief in Canada as a person attending a town Council meeting in Quebec can object to prayers being said at the start of the meeting on the grounds that he in not religious and objects to it. The Supreme Court of Canada has unanimously stated this is OK in a decision released today to say prayers infringes on the objector's rights and freedoms. Never mind that no council member objected to it. Or the fact that the whole village is at least nominally Catholic.

Similar situations may have applied in the UK or in Ireland, then again I am not sure.

For the nine years that the case was being appealed the Saguenay. Council members observed two minutes silence in lieu of prayer.

Supreme Court of Canada rules Saguenay council must drop prayer before council meetings. I hope they refuse to do so and that the province invokes the notwithstanding clause as this ruling is a win for the atheist (minority) and unfair to the Christian majority.The atheist gets $30,000 in damages. :beg:
Let nothing disturb you.
Let nothing make you afraid.
All things are passing.
God alone never changes.
Patience gains all things.
If you have God you will want for nothing.
God alone suffices.

— St. Teresa, The bookmark of Teresa of Ávila, [28]
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Re: Democracy Discriminatory by Nature

Postby Pondero » April 17th, 2015, 11:24 am

The Supreme Court is the new Vatican in Canada. Their rulings on human rights have to be obeyed or you will break the new law and be punished as a result, as would any common criminal. The Vaticans's rulings on the other hand ought to be obeyed by Catholics for the good of their souls but there is no punishment for disobedience until we reach the next world:that is the difference between the Supreme Court of Canada and the Vatican.

The Vatican represents the ruling body of the divinely inspired Catholic Church which has existed for longer than 2,000 years, whereas the Supreme Court interprets our Charter of Rights and Freedoms,a man made ediifice , which has existed for less than 50 years. Who are we to obey?

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The Mayor of Saguenay, Quebec, was surprised at the uanimous ruling of the at the Supreme Court of Canada disallowing prayers at a Council meeting, because the highest court in Quebec Province, the Appeals Court had allowed the prayers.
Now, that is just one more reason for Separation from Canada. Nevertheless, the mayor will obey the ruling of the Supreme Court.
Let nothing disturb you.
Let nothing make you afraid.
All things are passing.
God alone never changes.
Patience gains all things.
If you have God you will want for nothing.
God alone suffices.

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