Michael Totten


Via Tim Blair comes this tidbit from England:

A church has been told that it cannot publicise its Christmas services on a community notice board to avoid offending other religions.

I’m trying to imagine myself in this kind of situation. Let’s say I take a job in, oh, Istanbul. I see a community notice board that mentions Ramadan service at a mosque and, not being a Muslim, I yell at a bunch of people and say I’m offended and I want it taken down.
Wouldn’t that make me a complete and total jerk (not to mention an ugly American)? I mean, in this hypothetical, I’m in Turkey complaining about Ramadan. Methinks the Turks would (rightly) tell me to go eff myself.
When in Rome… When in Istanbul… When in England…
My wife and I are both atheists. We celebrate Christmas and always will. Don’t like it? Lump it, grinches.