Thursday, August 31, 2006

Christian values written into E.U. Constitution: Yes or No?

I agree with Pope Benedict. The E.U. Constitution should be undergirded with a recognition of the Judeo-Christian heritage of Europe. After all the biblical revelation of the Old and New Testaments is part and parcel of European civilization and identity regardless of what secularists say.

The Hindu
Wednesday, Aug 30, 2006

Christian values sought

Nicholas Watt— © Guardian Newspapers Limited 2006

Brussels: Europe's ``Christian values'' should be enshrined in a new version of the E.U. Constitution, German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared on Monday after meeting Pope Benedict XVI. In remarks, which will reopen the debate on religion in the E.U., Ms. Merkel threw her weight behind the Pope's campaign to recognise Europe's Christian heritage. Any attempt to mention Christianity — or simply God — in the text will be met by stiff resistance from secular France, from Britain,, and from northern Protestant countries such as Sweden and Denmark. During the tortuous negotiations on the Constitution in 2004 there were concerns that any religious reference could upset Muslims and Jews.


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