Secularism, in its definition, is about removing religious factors in politics and public education. I have to agree that there should be a separation of politics and religion, not because it’s heavily biased towards one religion only but rather because it forces the fact that religion is needed for a moral code, which is in no way true.
However, France’s version of secularism is highly problematic. I have written this before and I combined a bunch of links of the burqa here as well. However since the laws are in effect right now, there is a raging debate on Tumblr about the burqa ban.
As you know, I’m a feminist. I support rights for all women especially WoC in places in the West, because they are being oppressed here as well. Of course they are, with the bans on the burqa and the amount of anti-Muslim sentiment growing in the Europe. Therefore the ban on the burqa is a simple way of oppressing Muslim women, or women that are not liberated in the right way. Has anyone realized that the women who get arrested have to get citizenship lessons? Not only is that disgustingly xenophobic, it insinuates that Muslim women are not proper citizens because of their clothing and their way of liberation. Sounds like oppression of women rather than secularism.
However, and there’s one thing I would like to add: During places where the face needs to be identified, then yes, the niqab should be removed. However, that does not mean that they need be coerced into doing so by racist remarks or violence.
Secularism is a great way to unify society, but what good is secularism when you’re ostracizing an innocent population that are citizens of your own country? What good is it to hurt the very people that have taken shelter in your country? Does there need to be a guide on how to be a proper France citizen which means that liberation comes with a price?
Oppression of women goes both ways. If women like to wear it, let them wear it. Simple as that.
or if you support religion or not. Or hate religious people or not. God still loves you and Jesus died for your sins. He died, a horrible death, for you. And today, you’re sitting there stuffing your face full of food and candy to celebrate him. Who are you to celebrate Easter if you don’t even believe in God? So stop bashing religious people and grow up. You can say we preach love but don’t practice it. JESUS DIED ON A CROSS FOR YOU BECAUSE HE LOVES ALL OF YOU.
Appreciate that, assholes.
It doesn’t matter if you believe in Harry Potter or not or if you support the Wizarding World or not or hate Mudbloods or not. Harry still loves you and died to protect you. He died a horrible death for you. And today, you’re sitting there reading the books and watching the movies. Who are you to read the series if you don’t even believe in magic? So stop bashing wizards and grow up. You can say we preach about magic but don’t practice it. HARRY POTTER DIED IN THE FORBIDDEN FOREST FOR YOU TO PROTECT ALL OF YOU.
Appreciate that, Muggles.
It doesn’t matter if you believe in the Doctor or not. Or if you support the Daleks or not. Or if you hate River Song or not. The Doctor still loves you and drove the Pandorica into the exploding TARDIS and died to protect you. He died a horrible death for you. And today, you’re watching the show and blogging about it. Who are you to watch the show if you don’t believe in aliens? So stop bashing Time Lords and fgrow up. You can say we preach about time travel but don’t practice it. THE DOCTOR DIED IN THE TARDIS EXPLOSION TO RESTORE THE UNIVERSE TO SAVE YOU ALL.
Appreciate that, humans.
It doesn’t matter if you believe in Gandalf or not. Or if you support Frodo or not. Or hate Sauron or not. Gandalf still loves you and Gandalf died to help save Middle Earth.. He died, a horrible death,for you. And today, you’re sitting there reading Lord of the Rings and watching the movies. Who are you to read about it and watch the movies if you don’t even believe in Gandalf? So stop bashing wizards and grow up. You can say we preach about Frodo’s journey but don’t practice it. GANDALF DIED AFTER HE FOUGHT THE BALROG TO SAVE YOU ALL.
Appreciate that, big folk humans.
It doesn’t matter if you believe in Jacob or not or if you support John Locke or not or hate the Dharma Initiative or not. Jacob still loves you and Jack Shephard died for the island. He died a horrible death for you. And today you’re sitting there making theories and asking questions about the show. Who are you to cry over the finale if you don’t even believe in the island? So stop bashing the Oceanic Six and grow up. You can say Jacob preaches about morals but doesn’t practice them. JACK DIED ON THE ISLAND FOR YOU TO PROTECT THE WORLD.
Appreciate that, survivors.
It doesn’t matter if you believe in the force or not, or if you support the Rebel Alliance or not or hate Palpatine or not. Luke Skywalker still loves you and those Ewoks died in the Battle of Endor to help destroy the second death star. They died a horrible death for you. And today you’re sitting there making fun of them and watching the Ewok cartoon. Who are you to enjoy those cuddly faces if you don’t even believe in the force? So stop trashing their stumpy legs and grow up. THOSE EWOKS DIED ON ENDOR TO DEFEAT THE EMPIRE.
Appreciate that, free bitchez.
It doesn’t matter if you believe in Dean and Sam Winchester or if you support demons or angels. The Winchesters will still fight for you and keep you safe. Sam Winchester still dragged Lucifer into the cage with Michael to save the world. The Winchesters have all died multiple deaths for you. And you sitting there laughing about them and making fun of Sam’s hair? Who are you to be saved from a wendigo if you can’t even realize how tough the boys have it? So stop hating on the Winchesters. THEY HAVE SAVED YOUR LIFE MULTIPLE TIMES WITHOUT YOU EVEN KNOWING IT.
Appreciate that, Mooses.
Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered the innocent one, who was not opposing you.