Post by felix_unger Post by Christopher A. Lee
And which quoted an article about multilingual signs in a community
with a large number of Arabic speakers - and said nothing about
atheism. homosexuality or Islam.
well, people with more intellectual capacity than you can understand
that this is about the spread of the Islamic ideology which is
intolerant of those things and in fact prescribes 'punishment' for them.
If there were a town in my country where I could not drive and see where
I'm going because the road signs were not in english, I would be
concerned about that. but then maybe we're not stupid enough to allow it
Arguably, the US is intolerant of atheism and actively punishes
atheists. It's simply that these penalties are not codified in law but
imposed by society -- which makes them more insidious than legal
sanctions. If you do not believe me, try standing for office as a
professed atheist, refuse to swear on a bible when asked to do so, apply
for a job while mentioning your atheism on your CV, "come out" as an
atheist among your colleagues at work, decline to participate in
"voluntary" church services at work or school, or otherwise display your
unbelief in public. You will very soon experience the intolerance of
the Christian majority and the punishments they inflict upon you.
As for driving, most countries in Europe have roadsigns in certain areas
where national minorities are in the majority. Try driving in the
Scottish highlands or in Wales, and you will see what I mean. In fact,
Switzerland has four officially recognised languages and road signage in
respective areas is rigorously enforced ... and yet, accidents and lost
drivers caused by this are rare, nor is this a sign of any one group
trying to enforce their culture on others. IOW, as "evidence" of some
sort of cultural takeover it's pretty damn silly.