* Liberalism is the idea that it is reality’s responsibility to conform to your beliefs, because you have a right to believe whatever you want.
“Modern times” come to Â Sydney:Â
Worshippers at one of the state’s largest hospital chapels have been ordered to get rid of crucifixes and Bibles and pull down religious pictures and symbols for fear of offending other religions. (Namely Islam/ed)
The decision by Royal North Shore Hospital has outraged patients and their families, many of whom have turned to the chapel for comfort in their darkest hours.
Hospital managers ordered the ban on symbols of any kind because the chapel was increasingly being used by a number of different faiths …
A hospital spokeswoman said it was appropriate to “move with the times”.Â
Working on this story yesterday, a number ofÂ Daily TelegraphÂ staffers noted that these decisions were almost always taken prior to any actual complaints. And so itÂ happens again:Â
Last night Islamic leaders criticised the move and feared a backlash.
Keysar Trad, from the Islamic Friendship Society, said Muslims would not be offended to use a multi-faith chapel and see images of the cross.
“It’s a multi-faith room. It is not offensive to see another religion’s symbol,” he said. ”We would not have asked for thisÂ and these sorts of things cause rage and backlash from others.”Â Â Really?/ed
Aiming to avoid conflict and anger, the Royal North Shore Hospital has instead increased it.