Posted by: Multismudge
Posted: 19th Dec 2010
I have been reading ALL the posts on this discussion and I am seriously disappointed with the way we all feeling. I am not condemning any of what we feel, but am very saddened that we are feeling that Australia is losing its' identity in our culture.
Yes, I know that the original inhabitants of this massive, great, beautiful country were not Christian, BUT they also did not force their opinions on us. Again, immigrants come here for many different reasons and if Australia was not such a great tolerant people they would not come. Surely they know enough about our country to know we are a Christian society, that's why they are "adopted" by us.
I actually have family that have converted to Muslim faith (my cousin married into) and they still participate and observe our Christian Holy days, the whole family brothers, sisters, Uncle, Aunts, Grandies, Cousins, friends went to their daughters Muslim wedding, (was a little different, intersting) did you know that even Muslim faith believe in Jesus (prophet) and Mary (virgin mother)?! I have friends that are Muslim from Eygypt and they have also participated with Christmas and Easter. According to both of these particular groups in my life everybody is taught to be "tolerant and accept every-one's right to their beliefs".
I am increasingly surprised about any faith that they would not be teaching that premise, they ALL have some belief in God, Jesus and Mary, even the Jewish faith in many ways similar to Muslim.
It is only the extremists that #### it for every-one.
"Political correctness" as we have been more and more aware of is like Womens' Lib, GONE TO FAR and forgotten what it was really about.
We as nation of Australians are punished by the government and goody-two-shoes that really have not done enough homework to be in position to "dictate" what we should do.
Vilification of rights goes both ways!
Now! Have finshed my soap box.
Please, all and sundry whatever faith you are, whatever political lean you are, whatever the colour of your skin, WHATEVER TRADITIONS YOU HAVE (WITHOUT VIOLENCE) HAVE A BRILLIANT CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR, and stay safe on the roads. Peace to all persons, (see is really "peace to all men") Reply