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Tuesday, September 11

A Year On And I Still Agree

I wrote this about a year ago. It's a letter I still agree with the sentiment behind... I quite like some of the way I wrote it too!

1 Comments:

Blogger iain said...

I think you were wrong about the co-op bank. Who are they to dictate the moral and political views of their customers? They are a bank, governed and protected by the laws pertaining to banks; they are not a political party or religion. If they are,they should declare themselves as such, and follow the appropriate laws (including not lending money, as you were keen to point out that Christian Voice should not be borrowing). The co-op claims to hold liberal views, but dictating what your customers' beliefs should be is about as far from liberal as you can get. I thought we overthrew Hitler for this sort of thinking. I actually used to be a co-op bank customer but left because of their (in my opinion) silly, misguided, self-righteous preachings. Imagine if it was the other way around and a bank said you can only have an account if you renounce all other religions than Christianity and make a declaration that you believe homosexuality is immoral and should be a criminal offence. Would that be allowed, legally?

I think it's important to point out I personally disagree very, very strongly with Christian Voice, but they have a right to their view, and the co-op bank's policy is discriminatory. It may even be illegal.

Also, Christianity lays down no rules about not borrowing money; it merely makes the point in the new testament that money lenders sometimes make too much interest. Islam, on the other hand, forbids making any interest on a loan, but the co-op bank is happy to have Muslim customers, and to charge them for the privilege...

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