Date: 2010-10-13 09:46 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jae
I get your headdesk, but I'm actually impressed that they were considering this in the first place. It'd never fly in Germany. Maybe it was an idea before its time?

-J

Date: 2010-10-13 02:53 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] madelienegrey
*headdesking in the general direction of Sweden*

It sounds like something that would happen here. :/ Actually, no it doesn't. I think the people would revolt if such an idea were even proposed here.

Date: 2010-10-13 07:09 pm (UTC)
silveradept: A kodama with a trombone. The trombone is playing music, even though it is held in a rest position (Default)
From: [personal profile] silveradept
Wow. That's just flatly insane. Not that they wouldn't do it here, and willingly, but "you people over there in Europe" are supposed to be the stalwart anti-Christians. Stop messing up our neoconservative stereotypes! *fistshake*

I will join you in the looks of disdain, though.

Date: 2010-10-13 09:20 pm (UTC)
silveradept: A kodama with a trombone. The trombone is playing music, even though it is held in a rest position (Default)
From: [personal profile] silveradept
Quite. For the supposedly secular country, the people in power sure decided they didn't want to be secular there.

Date: 2010-10-14 04:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] unnique
Us people over here in Europe still have state religions, which, when you look at the number of people actually admitting to religiousness (low), makes things even more hilarious. XD

Date: 2010-10-14 04:31 pm (UTC)
silveradept: A kodama with a trombone. The trombone is playing music, even though it is held in a rest position (Default)
From: [personal profile] silveradept
Yes, but state religions are easily dismissed as "Oh, Henry wanted a divorce, so he made a church." in our history classes. Nothing to get in the way of the anti-Catholic sentiment so many of our neoconservatives harbor, almost as much as they hate intellectuals, logic, and people not themselves.

Date: 2010-10-15 07:39 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] unnique
Oh, we too scoff and scowl at the Catholics. North Europe is very very Lutheran, you know. We don't like bling. And fun. And frivolity. And stuff. :)

Date: 2010-10-14 03:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dancing_moon
the people in charge of schools wanted all the major religions to be covered equally in religious education classes [something sensible] but the government has overruled them and said that Christianity is Totally Most Important, so, you know, fuck equality [and all other sensible things].

That there is pretty much how our schools work all the time. Only sometimes you can replace "government" with municipality or somesuch =(

The thing is, the thing that really gets me annoyed, is that if it's purely abut the historical parts of Christianity that have "built this country" bladiblah as some people claim, they ought to be moved to HISTORY CLASS.
And then, once you know how Ansgar came and Gustav Vasa said all ur churchbells are belong to me, then you can in religion class have some nice, comparative theology discussion with equal amounts of time to all the different viewpoints (including atheism, plz)

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