NIIIC Posted April 11, 2005 Share Posted April 11, 2005 Every body knows the Pope did on Saturday 2 of this month. you also all know that most of the government chiefs were at the funeral. Maybe you also know that a few countries (Spain, Germany, France, parts of Switzerland and others) decided to bring the national flag at half-mast on every governmental building. What you might not now is that some of this countries are laic, including FR. Now that the setting is done, we can go on to the problem. In France, and maybe in other places, there was a very strong polemic : Was the French government, being laic, right to put the flags at half-mast, did they do to much or should they have done more? The main argument for is that the Pope was not only a man of Church, but also a great man who worked for peace in the world.The second one is that the Pope was the chief of country (Vatican) with who the French government has good relations. The main argument of the opposition is that, maybe you heard of it, but a few month ago, the French government decided to forbid people to wear any religious things to school, well, they say that if you declare school non-religious, and the state at the same time, you can put the flags at half-mast. A third smaller group think that the state should of declare a national mourning. Now, what do you think. May I ask you if it isnâ€™t indiscreet, to precise at the end of you message, if your opinion could have been affected, or was affected by your opinion. Also, please answer by giving your opinion on the French problematic, and your opinion on what should have been done, laic country or not if they are different. Thank you Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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