Paul Martin: Religiously Challenged
"When you are talking about the holiday season, there are also other religions that have different New Year's at different dates and their holidays at a different date and I think we have to be respectful of that - the orthodox churches, for example," he said.
So apparently not only do we not want to offend Christians on Christmas, the pagan holiday that has become all the rage, but now New Years celebrations are also deemed to be religious holidays? I can tell you I was worhiping on many New Years, but it never had anything to do with religion.Where was this concern for religion when he was pushing through same-sex marriage legislation? Whether you are for or against, you have to admit that it was offensive to almost every major religion in this country. Where is this concern for offending religious groups around Easter, which is when he has called his little election for? Easter is probably more widely celebrated amongst truly religious Jews and Christians. It's only the Sometimes Sunday Catholics, Commercial Christians, and Agnostic / Atheists (myself included) that worship the Winter Solstice as if its the end all and be all of holidays.
Message to Paul: "Brush up on your own religion and stop making excuses, no one is buying it!!!"