Friday, 31 August 2007

Founded on Faith

I still plan to introduce you to my Peru team members, but that will happen next post, because there's something here I have to share.

I was reading over the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the very first thing it says is "Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law". What does that mean? It's just a little blurb meaning the writers think the Charter is in agreement with God's laws.

But it also means that Canada is not founded upon principles of multiculturalism, or environmentalism, or peacekeeping. Canada is only founded upon those principles so far as they don't go against "principles that recognize the supremacy of God."

While I think Canadian law sure has some problems, it's nice to know that it is, at least in writing, trying to recognize who the real Ruler is.

Any thoughts?

"Sin rules until grace dethrones it." Anonymous

1 comment:

Art said...

I remember reading that Pierre Trudeau did not want that clause in there but because of the religious lobby, it was put in there. Likely, Trudeau did was not over concerned with its inclusion because what does "God" really mean and how would that impact the nation?