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Canada's NEW Office of Religious Freedom


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#1    acidhead

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:26 AM

Canada's NEW Office of Religious Freedom

Feb. 19, 2013

http://www.ctvnews.c...eedom-1.1162231


The federal government has appointed a Christian college dean to head up Canada’s new, controversial Office of Religious Freedom.


Andrew Bennett, the Catholic dean of Augustine College, a Christian liberal arts school in Ottawa, has been tasked with promoting religious freedom around the world and monitoring persecution of religious minorities.


Prime Minister Stephen Harper had promised to establish the office as a branch of the Department of Foreign Affairs during the 2011 federal election campaign.





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Yet another GOV  department.   What a complete waste of money and freedom.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:54 AM

Im persecuted where do I sign up. Its horrible being a HIndu in America.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:06 AM

View PostAsteroidX, on 20 February 2013 - 06:54 AM, said:

Im persecuted where do I sign up. Its horrible being a HIndu in America.

What a stupid comment.
If you want to see persecution of Hindus, visit Pakistan or any other Shariah country.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:10 AM

No thanks Im going to Canada.


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:51 PM

Hey can we shut that department down and find money to support my job? Probably wont have money for training this year.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:12 PM

Waste of money? Yes. Waste of 'freedom'? Wtf are you talking about?

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:41 PM

A Catholic leading Religious Freedoms department  :unsure2:  Isn't that an Oxymoron :innocent:


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:10 PM

View Postkeithisco, on 20 February 2013 - 01:41 PM, said:

A Catholic leading Religious Freedoms department  :unsure2:  Isn't that an Oxymoron :innocent:

No. Not really. Catholics stopped persecuting other religions a thousand years ago.
Now, a muslim in charge of this office, that would indeed be a howler, considering the Shariah rules of how to treat infidels.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:18 PM

View PostZaphod222, on 20 February 2013 - 02:10 PM, said:



No. Not really. Catholics stopped persecuting other religions a thousand years ago.
Now, a muslim in charge of this office, that would indeed be a howler, considering the Shariah rules of how to treat infidels.
Sure. Since the year 1013 they did not prosecute any muslims, jews, hindus, sikhs, pagans.... Oh happy times.


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:22 PM

While we should encourage religious freedoms I don't see much benefit from this. Foreign Affairs can do this kind of stuff. Money could be better spent.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:28 PM

Whay are my tax dollars going towards this?

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:30 PM

...the protestans, lutherans, the witches, the astronomers, the blacks, the indians, the bogumils, the homosexuals, the.......... Yeah, I agree. They are so much better then the other religions.
Same crap just a different wraping.


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:40 PM

View PostZaphod222, on 20 February 2013 - 02:10 PM, said:

No. Not really. Catholics stopped persecuting other religions a thousand years ago.
Now, a muslim in charge of this office, that would indeed be a howler, considering the Shariah rules of how to treat infidels.
So lets ignore the Crusades, the Inquisition, the Conquistadores, Sahamanism, Paganism, Humanism, etc. All of these still happen today, the Inquisition is STILL an active dept in the Vatican.


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:53 PM

View Postodas, on 20 February 2013 - 05:30 PM, said:

...the protestans, lutherans, the witches, the astronomers, the blacks, the indians, the bogumils, the homosexuals, the.......... Yeah, I agree. They are so much better then the other religions.
Same crap just a different wraping.

Umm, I'm not sure if you are being sarcastic or serious. Because you have no idea what a religion is based on that list.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:35 PM

OK. In my hypothetical exodus to Canada (I need to be careful of the drones watching me leave you see) I got a response email from this new Office of Religious Freedom and  they said I must be heathen because I marked the box Caucasian and then marked the box Hindu..They said I will need to fill out a new form which has not been created yet and will not till after the second coming of Christ. Go figure.





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