Sweden’s Big Government ‘Utopia’: Not so tolerant after all
|May 16, 2011||Posted by vjtorley under Intelligent Design|
Here’s a quick question. What four adjectives would you associate with the country of Sweden?
If you’re a secular humanist, you’ll probably answer: tolerant, equitable, well-educated and prosperous – or something along those lines.
Indeed, atheists have long praised Sweden as a secular society, whose example other nations would do well to follow (see here, here and here). I suppose they like the thought of living in a society where Intelligent Design theory cannot be discussed in biology classes, and where even faith-based schools are not allowed to teach that religious doctrines are objectively true, as that would be tantamount to “proselytizing.”
Well, as they say, there are two sides to every story. The flip side of Sweden’s much-vaunted secular model is that it is in fact a highly intolerant society, in which big government determines children’s moral values. And woe betide the parents who think it’s their job to instil values in their children, and not the government’s.
This article will show you what a secular utopia is really like. Read what happened to one religious family that decided to defy the State and home-school their child.
“a party-politically and religiously neutral, non-profit, pro-(authentic) liberal democracy and libertarian/freedom website dedicated to the cause of homeschooling and the persecuted homeschooling community of both those left in Sweden, those refugees who have fled Swedish government totalitarianism for a life abroad as social and political exiles, and those homeschooling children (such as Domenic Johansson) that have been abducted by the state and their imprisoned or otherwise devastated parents.”
Are secular humanism and freedom of thought ultimately incompatible? What do you think?