Saturday, December 19, 2009

You Don't Have to be Religious

I don't mean to pick on Margaret Wente. I really don't. She said some silly things, demonstrating her ignorance of what actually goes on in a university and I noted that in a blog a little while ago. I thought I'd give her column another chance because today's was about her own struggles for some form of spiritual certainty. It was actually rather touching, minus the socio-biology (I didn't realize that anyone seriously believed this stuff anymore but ... ), and I'd recommend it to you. I expect that her struggles are generally reflective of a wide section of Canadian society.

The one thing that I would draw your attention to is this line:

"You don't have to be religious to endorse the Ten Commandments."

Before accepting this point too quickly, you might want to check out the first few commandments and then decide whether or not Wente's statement holds up.
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