I live in Romania, Europe and I continue to be amazed by the irrationality that seems to govern this country. The Romanian Constitution stipulates that Romania is a secular state, but it certainly doesn't act as it should.
Let's start with the religion that is being taught in schools. No, not private, faith schools, but public schools. Romania, a secular state, preaches students religion, not for one or two years, but for... twelve. I said "preaches" and not "teaches", because it's not a history of religions, it's not even about religion as a whole... it is about preaching Orthodox Christianity. Although over 90% of Romanians have declared they are Orthodox Christians, Romania is still a secular state... with no religion at all. The sad part is that most Romanians don't oppose to this incredible paradox: a secular state that preaches religion... a certain religion... in public schools, discriminating the other religions. It's like white people being treated with greater consideration by the law, because they have the majority in a certain state.
Furthermore, the same, I repeat, secular state is funding (from the tax payers' money, of course) the Romanian Orthodox Church institution, besides defying logic, also discriminating other faiths. Now, the taxes we pay will be used for the construction of the People's Salvation Cathedral - a staggering €400 million project. I don't know what to think anymore. The economic crisis has affected Romania a lot, but I guess we need this cathedral more than we need food, health or education. And still... it's a secular state.
This cathedral talk reminded me of something else. The Romanian Government is creating a portal called eRomania. Can anyone here tell me what the hell are they going to spend 500 million tax payers' euros on? Am I crazy or is that an amount that should take anyone's breath away? I am still shocked: almost a billion euros (well over 1 billion US dollars) spent on a church and a site... wow.
What do you think of these remarkable actions the Romanian Government is taking to ensure the spiritual enlightenment of its people? Is there a similar situation in your country?
P.S. The evolution through natural selection is not included in the school program. So: 12 years of creation, none of evolution. Cool, huh?