Some Christians have criticised Woolworths for putting a halal certification mark on its hot cross buns. Woolworths bowed to pressure and now has halal certification and non halal certification hot cross buns -as if any one would taste or even know the difference if it did not have a sticker. I can understand why corporate national companies respond to some customers because if they did not they would loose some of them. Others might say good reddens but money is money and profit makes the share holders happy so let’s bend over and take it like a man up the proverbial behind.
However I would like to discuss this question; is it right for religion, Christians in the case, to stamp their mark on our secular and diverse cultural society. Some would say that all religions should be seen and not heard, a bit like naughty children. What you believe is your private affair. That however is not reality any where. People who are convinced they have certainty because they feel that they have absolute truth will always try to convince others who they perceive to be ignorant sinners. One comment on my article on “God is Dead” suggested that News 24 was taking a risk glorifying all the anti God sentiment as all Muslims, Jews and Christians believe in God.
We are all entitled to our opinions as we all have one. I have one and so does he. Thank our lucky stars we are not living in Iran or Zimbabwe were they do not have freedom of expression.
Can you imagine if South Africa was a Christian state with no separation between the state and the dominate religion, like in strict Muslim countries. Blatant, insensitive and unlawful religious favouritism would be the order of the day. Atheists and the minority religious people would not get jobs, promotions etc and would suffer persecution just like Christians do in Muslim countries. It would seem how ever that in South Africa there are fundamental Christians everywhere. Some of them want to dominate the earth and “take over’ all levels in society and bring every thing under the dominion of their delusional thinking. When will we be rid of this curse that has lost its sell by date?
Anyway I like hot cross buns and Easter. They are just a tradition and we should not be so sensitive. I’m sure Muslims and Jews like them as well. Happy Easter and enjoy the hot cross buns. They are both from pagan origins: The round bun represents thefull moon & the cross represents the four quarters of the moon. They were made in honour of Diana by the ancient Roman priests somewhere about the vernal equinox.