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sexta-feira, 27 de março de 2009

Secularização Holandesa


Church authorities not to discipline Dutch 'atheist' pastor

Utrecht (ENI). Two regional church authorities in the Netherlands are reported to have decided to take no disciplinary action against a self-proclaimed atheist pastor, Klaas Hendrikse. The decision of the authorities in the southern Dutch province of Zeeland was published in a letter to their congregations, the Protestant daily newspaper the Nederlands Dagblad reported on 24 March. The church authorities said disciplinary proceedings against Hendrikse, who is a pastor of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands, would be likely to lead to, "a protracted discussion about the meanings of words that in the end will produce little clarity". The letter also noted that people have debated the issue of "God's existence" throughout time. [441 words, ENI-09-0252]

Os holandeses me surpreendem sempre. Bom, espero conhecer Utrecht em agosto, palco da secularização mais extremada e do World Economic History Congress.

Um comentário:

Humberto disse...

A Holanda nunca se realacionou de forma doentia com a religião, poucos povos possuem esse privilégio. No sec XVI os portuguses foram expulsos do Japão porque, a pretexto de fazer comércio, também estavam catequisando os locais e convertendo-os pro cristianismo...depois disso os holandeses foram por muito tempo os únicos comerciantes estrangeiros permitidos no porto de Nagasaqui