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UK architects criticise Swiss minaret ban


I think a more accurate reading of the progress of civilisation comes from the philosophical background to societies and their development (aristolte, plato v. confucius), not religion such as christianity v. islam. All religions have at points in history displayed pretty barbaric behaviour, christianity in the medieval times being a good case in point. I don't see how christianity civilized us, in fact was the Enlightenment not about using reasoning to shift away from the backwards, christian gothic of the medieval period? The argument that because islamic countries restrict religious freedoms this gives western countries license to likewise indulge in intolerance seems a bit illogical. Surely that is what makes us different ie tolerant, open, free ? Its reactionary, irrational and a bit vindictive in the pettiness of the legislation that is a poor reflection on Switzerland.

Posted date

3 December, 2009

Posted time

5:57 pm