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Religious Persecution

Here is another example of religion persecuting another belief.

Always afraid that their 'god' is not big and strong enough to look out for his/her/its self.

http://aptn.ca/pages/news/2011/01/17/crees-ban-sweat-lodges-fns-spirituality-from-community/

“They see it as evil or something that’s not good and I heard somebody say that it is a form of witchcraft,” said Mianscum.

The band council then passed a resolution against the all forms of First Nations spirituality, calling it shamanism, and had it torn down in early December.

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Re: Religious Persecution

See Canuck, now that`s up there in Canada. Here in America we let our Injuns build anything they want. We even put `em in charge of casinos so them make money for all kinds of stuff like that. We`re just ahead on civil rights issues I guess Smiley Happy

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@Hawken Cougar wrote:

There are homeowner associations (HOA's) that have been accused of the same or worse:  

 

 http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/1997-01-09/news/persecution-complex/

 

 

So who or what is to blame? The people or the religion and the HOA's?  

 

I blame the people however it appears that you wish to blame the religion. Why is that? Is it because you chose to live without religion and consider yourself as near perfect without it?  Is it because of this that you have determined that it must be the religion that is afflicting others who don't live up to your perceived standards?  

 

There are a lot of good religious people in this world. You choose to find the one's that aren't.  I think that you are selectively nit picking to justify your belief that life is better without religion. 

 

 


The story I posted is nothing about the homeowners association.

The Canadian story is of a majority of one religion persecuting anothers belief/religion.

“The practice of the sweat lodge and its rituals are not restricted to merely medical…healing, but in essence a way to contact and communicate with the spirit world through shamanism,” said the resolution. “The majority of the Ouje-Bougoumou members are Christian faith-oriented and have strong Christian values.”

The resolution said the Cree community’s elders did not want any form of “Native spirituality or practices” in Ouje-Bougoumou.

Yes there are lots of good religious people in the world but there are lots of bigoted religious people in the world who will not allow people with different beliefs live peacefully but rather try to impose their beliefs on others.

In this case they banned these peoples temple and then tore it down and note the resolution says it is because of this different belief and rituals. 

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@BA Deere wrote:

See Canuck, now that`s up there in Canada. Here in America we let our Injuns build anything they want. We even put `em in charge of casinos so them make money for all kinds of stuff like that. We`re just ahead on civil rights issues I guess Smiley Happy


Communities here can build what they like too.

In this case the majority religion did not like a different religion with its rituals so banned their temple and tore it down and that is what the resolution stated.

It will no doubt work its way through the courts and be over turned as it conflicts with human rights and freedom of religion rules in Canada but it is an example of how some religious people treat others with different beliefs and rituals.

Happens in many if not most religions when those who are afraid their god is not strong enough to look after him/her/its self so the true believers interfere.