Multiculturalism has failed, says French president
French President Nicolas Sarkozy declared Thursday that multiculturalism had failed, joining a growing number of world leaders or ex-leaders who have condemned it.
"My answer is clearly yes, it is a failure," he said in a television interview when asked about the policy which advocates that host societies welcome and foster distinct cultural and religious immigrant groups.
Multiculturalism? If by that Mr. Sarkozy means adding many different citizens from other nations to France and trying to practice democracy while letting them retain their respective nation's culture and relgion, then that obviously was a problem from the get/ go, to anyone with a little common sense. I suspect the real problem in France is the same in all 'democratic' nations. I believe it is because the nations themselves must define what they believe as a nation or moral person. There is no other way to be of one mind. Each nation's history and geography defines them somewhat but if they cannot define their God according to truth - big trouble. First with God and then with their fellow citizens.
Mike wrote: I'm offended. Will Postle please apologize?
What does that mean? I will guess it was my reference to receiving and giving offense plus what Michael said. My understanding is that in order to be a true offense it must be sin according to Scripture's definition of sin. These articles many times address societal sin. The dialogs the same interpreted through each individuals doctrinal understanding. Division in the church is sin, the cause is doctrinal error. It leads to lovelessness which is schism as I understand it.
Mature Christianity should be able to address true offense patiently and conclude biblically. It may have to separate from the offender who will not repent but in this context that would be difficult wouldn't it? This is not an easy to define setting. Its popularity is the result of division and schism don't you think?
questioning wrote: Something I find quite difficult about an article like this is
questioning Multiculturalism will certainly fail France, England, the United States as ecumenism (especially interfaith ecumenism) will fail those truly born again of the Holy Spirit and genuinely known by and belonging to Christ.
I kind of like your moniker and will take it a step further we need to be asking the right questions before the LORD that we might hear the right answers, God's answers to what is wrong in our countries, our churches and even in our own personal lives. And yes I have seen how it is so easy to get a thread off topic into a get us no where arguement of Calvinism vs Arminianism or KJV verses all other translations.
Something I find quite difficult about an article like this is the mixed ideology that it contains. To agree with some of it, but not all of it, sets one up. You address what you did or did not agree with. That can easily bring one off topic. Your are limited in the number of words so you can be easily misunderstood. We have become so multi-doctrinal that even on this site it is easy to offend or be offended. But it is a seeming safer place for Christians to dialog. So many things are effecting our everyday lives. Who does not want to talk about it and try to understand?