Catholic majority`s rule is OK Apr 30, 2008 19:12:26 GMT 1
Post by Bonobo on Apr 30, 2008 19:12:26 GMT 1
Well, I have been thinking a little about sth. Catholicism isn`t a state religion by Polish constitution, but it often looks as if it was. I see it everyday in my area. In my school crosses hang in classrooms, all classes go to church on various occasions, last week when there was a preregrinating picture the school and all other state buildings were decorated with flags and paper ornaments.
The same things happen everywhere else, except for areas where Orthodox or Protestant believers constitute majority.
Well, it certainly might disturb people who don`t believe or have another religion. Is it correct when the catholic majority imposes their rule over the minority? Shouldn`t the minority be protected?
One day Leslie said that it is unthinkable in the UK to have one major religion which dominates everything. But, there are many religions in the UK as well as the USA. It is obvious that one cannot dominate the others, because it wouldn`t be democratic.
But in Poland? We also have democracy, and democracy means that the majority rules. If most people in Poland are Catholic and believe such practices as sending students to church to greet the Holy Picture are natural, then it is OK.
Yes, I agree, it would be damaging if anyone was forced to perform Catholic rituals against his/her will. In my school there is tolerance - when students ask to be excused from catholic ceremonies, they are allowed to leave. I can also see how other religions are allowed to keep their faith - they build new temples or churches, for example.
All in all, I have nothing against Catholic religion`s dominating presence in practically all spheres of life in Poland. This situation has been created and is supported by most Poles.