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Religion is a private matter

“Religion is a private matter. People should keep it at home, not out in the streets.”

— said by members of the Quebecois majority who are nonetheless perfectly fine with:

  • Public Christmas tree displays.
  • Christmas lights hung by private citizens outside their homes.
  • Easter egg hunts for kids organized by the city.
  • Every store, from Dollarama to Wal-Mart, stocking aisles full of Christmas, Halloween, Easter, etc. decorations.
  • Paid statutory holidays on Christmas and Easter (but not, y’know, on Rosh Hashanah or Eid or Diwali or…).
  • Kids dressing up and going trick-or-treating on Halloween.
  • A giant cross on the top of Mount Royal.
  • Company “holiday” parties that are Christmas themed.
  • Ugly Christmas sweater contests at schools or workplaces.
  • The cross hanging in the National Assembly.

The only conclusion to possibly be drawn is that people are fine with public displays of religion… as long as it’s their religion and nobody else’s.

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