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January 27, 2009

Merci Seigneur pour la belle journee

Letter carriers in Cornwall, Ontario - a small town on the St. Lawrence seaway - had a long standing tradition. As they started their day they would say Merci Seigneur pour la belle journee, "Thank you Lord for the beautiful day." Nice. But no longer.

Someone complained and - thanks to our "human rights" apparatus - postal employees who use the expression are now to be suspended without pay.

Addendum: Edward Michael George writes.

For those of us unwilling to abandon the hard-won wealth that has been left us, perhaps we can use some of the enforced ignorance you mention to our advantage. Particularly the Latin deficit. I.E. These illiterates--these philistines!--forbid me from wishing my fellow postmen "Merci Seigneur pour la belle journée"? I give them, then, Benedicamus Domino!

Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 27, 2009 05:47 AM

Comments

"Human rights commissions in Canada are a calculated assault on tradition."

I think you've got it exactly right. It's all about tearing down the past in order to replace it with some theoretically more perfect society.

Posted by: Solomon [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 27, 2009 01:49 PM

You brought up a good point, Solomon. What is a "perfect" society, anyway? Something that we're NEVER going to see, I guarantee.

Posted by: AngelaE8654 [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 27, 2009 03:45 PM

Oh well, as they say in Bayern, Gruess Gott.

Posted by: Fred Z [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 28, 2009 10:12 PM

If God did not exist still our days would be the better for thanking Him. Now Her Majesty's servants are forbidden from praising the source of Her sovereign power and the justification for our country's constitution. But with Orwell's nightmare made manifest, our bureaucracy is above all that and has made a god of itself.

Thats a great one. Enjoyed reading it thanks.

Posted by: Daniel Stevens [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 6, 2009 01:27 PM

Humen right commision , their right to to anything

Posted by: alagusun [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 31, 2009 12:46 AM

"Religion" and "tradition" is always difficult to draw the line between them...

Posted by: oknam [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 23, 2009 11:00 PM

hmmm...,
could be interesting
I was thinkin about this topic
thanks for the post.

Posted by: freegrantmoney [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 10, 2009 12:52 PM

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Posted by: freegrantmoney [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 10, 2009 12:53 PM

interesting post - something to think over.

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Posted by: Andy Felix [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 16, 2009 05:31 AM

Topic can create social and overall awareness as its a question of humanity.

Posted by: david Williamson [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 16, 2009 02:19 AM

thx to share..i get information about this,,nice post.

Posted by: Rizal [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 19, 2009 10:25 AM

If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.

Posted by: Moses [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 22, 2009 07:22 AM

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Posted by: CantonaX [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 7, 2009 04:41 AM

That does not seem right, people should have the right to believe and practice their religion.

Posted by: azg413 [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 21, 2009 06:59 AM

hmmm...,
Interesting topic .. thanks for sharing information
I was thinkin about this topic..thanks for the post.

Posted by: jaay [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 19, 2009 04:28 AM

People are perfectly happy shoving their beliefs down others throats, but don't like it so much when other impose beliefs or rules on them.

Perhaps a postman is Muslim, Jewish, or Athiest (the horrors!). They don't want your rules imposed on them.

A good solution would be to make it optional and personal, like all religions should be. It's a personal belief and a personal spirituality. Live and let live, but be open to other peoples beliefs, or lack of belief.

Posted by: tjcocker [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 2, 2009 12:23 PM

People think that everyone should think the way they do and create this stuff so they can say "i did that!"

Posted by: RossP [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 15, 2009 02:43 PM

Rights in general are under attack and have been growing at an alarming rate. The problem is that no one is really paying attention. Government is getting involved in things they have no business sticking their noses into. WE are no longer "individuals" in the world view. We are all part of the collective as far as our leaders are concerned...

Posted by: Jim Dearing [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 9, 2009 05:21 PM

There is a revolt happening right now. The PC police pushed too hard, and they pushed people on Christmas for far too long. Now, when people are greeted with "Happy Holidays", they are getting back a healthy "Merry Christmas". People are letting the PC patrol know about their "Christmas" tree. People are fed up. This behavior will be beaten down. It has already started. Tradition is extremely important. It's what gives us our grounding.

Posted by: Michelle [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 9, 2009 02:08 AM

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Posted by: kitesurfing [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 25, 2010 12:38 PM

Really a very good point has come into the picture...Thanks for sharing this..

Posted by: peterjones [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 30, 2010 05:52 AM

I would love to give more comments on your next post....

Posted by: peterjones [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 30, 2010 05:59 AM

I think that it is my own business what I want to believe and how I want to nake my faith! I do not like when somebody try to impose rules on me.no nedd to come to my house with your own book! I think it is clear what I want to say

Posted by: Paul Gruber [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 5, 2010 04:30 AM

Really a very good point has come into the picture...Thanks for sharing this.. and its very usefull

Posted by: Lumen Capital Resources [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 26, 2010 03:04 AM

It is important for us all to be free. Freedom will reign once more, one day...

Posted by: psychicjim [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 30, 2010 04:17 AM

"If God did not exist still our days would be the better for thanking Him. Now Her Majesty's servants are forbidden from praising the source of Her sovereign power and the justification for our country's constitution. But with Orwell's nightmare made manifest, our bureaucracy is above all that and has made a god of itself.

This has to stop or there will be nothing left of us."

Couldn't agree more with this. Great insights...

Posted by: Pikavippi [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 31, 2010 08:54 AM