Monday, March 27, 2006

A good way of putting it

Kathy at relapsed catholic adds this eloquent statement to the whole Abdul Rahman mess.

"In a more culturally confident age, the British in India were faced with the practice of 'suttee' -- the tradition of burning widows on the funeral pyres of their husbands.
"Gen. Sir Charles Napier was impeccably multicultural: 'You say that it is your custom to burn widows."
"Very well. We also have a custom: When men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks, and we hang them. Build your funeral pyre; beside it, my carpenters will build a gallows. You may follow your custom. And then we will follow ours.'"

Again, freedom is a decidedly Christian notion. Non-Christians and especially anti-Christians can not, and will not grasp it fully.

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