Courses for ‘Clerics?’ Worthless, If No Tests Included!
One might wonder, if people are considered needful of instruction in the basic principles of democracy, who vetted their entry into the country in the first place?
Italy’s Interior Ministry is preparing a course in common constitutional decencies for ‘clerics’ operating within their borders.
Participants will learn about Italy’s constitutional principles including freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and the right to have a place of worship and practise religion.
That’s all well and good, but – apart from the fact that it’s only in some areas of Italy – …
‘Participants’ in our classes in high school were taught about such things as German/French grammar, how to use Bunsen Burners in science classes, historical events, and Shakespeare’s works.
- Or at least we studied them!
Whether we LEARNED them or not was established by tests and exams.
So the same should apply to these lessons set by the Italian Government. Clerics enrolled in the course – it’s not clear if enrolment is compulsory, as it no doubt should be – should face assessment!
Simple questions, for example –
Do you reject as barbaric any suggestion that people who leave one religion to join another, or abandon religion altogether…
…should be subject to harm, threat of harm, or other anti-social victimisation?
Do you understand that only retards would offer threats of violence or actual violence towards those who mock your own or any other religion?
Do you agree that it is disgusting and iniquitous for anyone to suggest that men may have more than one wife…
…yet women should NOT have the right to enjoy more than one husband?
Do you agree that women should be free to dress as they please, subject to Italian law?
Do you agree that daughters should be entitled to the same share of inheritances as sons?
There are other questions that might be useful, but those, I think, make quite a good start!
The new courses are part of a €90,000 plan from the Interior Ministry to improve integration of Muslims in Italy.