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No país que rejeita firmemente a agenda intervencionista do imperialismo

Kim Jong Il comforts a distraught nation after his father's death on July 8, 1994. In the background is the 66-foot bronze statue of the Great Leader that was erected on Mansu Hill in Pyongyang in 1972. Dark skies in depictions of this period symbolize the growing threat from without.

While Interviewee 17 was in the North Korean Army, his unit was dispatched to widen the highway between Pyongyang and the nearby port city of Nampo. They were demolishing a vacated house in Yongkang county, Yongkang district town, when in a basement between two bricks they found a Bible and a small notebook that contained 25 names, one identified as pastor, two as chon-do-sa (assistant pastors), two as elders, and 20 other names, apparently parishioners, identified by their occupations.(…)

In November 1996, the 25 were brought to the road construction site. Four concentric rectangular rows of spectators were assembled to watch the execution. Interviewee 17 was in the first row. The five leaders to be executed—the pastor, two assistant pastors, and two elders—were bound hand and foot and made to lie down in front of a steam roller. This steam roller was a large construction vehicle imported from Japan with a heavy, huge, and wide steel roller mounted on the front to crush and level the roadway prior to pouring concrete. The other twenty persons were held just to the side. The condemned were accused of being Kiddokyo (Protestant Christian) spies and conspiring to engage in subversive activities. Nevertheless, they were told “If you abandon religion and serve only Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, you will not be killed.” None of the five said a word. Some of the fellow parishioners assembled to watch the execution cried, screamed out, or fainted when the skulls made a popping sound as they were crushed beneath the steam roller.

Excerto de “THANK YOU FATHER KIM IL SUNG: EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS OF SEVERE VIOLATIONS OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT, CONSCIENCE, AND RELIGION IN NORTH KOREA relatório elaborado pela U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom em Novembro 2005.

[Imagem retirada do FP-Passport | via Estado Sentido]

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“Poder do clítoris ou a cegueira do vamos a eles?” de Helena Ferro Gouveia

No dia 10 de Março um grupo de meia centena de estudantes universitárias invadiu a capela da Universidade Complutense de Madrid, onde se celebrava missa.

No altar as “activistas” desnudaram-se da cintura para cima e mostraram palavras de ordem escritas no corpo: “bissexual”, “puta”, “poder ao clitóris”. Cantaram cânticos blasfemos e traziam consigo imagens do Papa Bento XVI com uma cruz suástica.

A vulgaridade, o proselitismo anticlerical, que as “activistas” descreveram como “encenação poética”, foi registada em vídeo e disponibilizada na internet. Cheias de ódio à “intolerância católica” as “activistas” pintaram ainda na capela “vais morrer como em 1936” (uma referência à destruição das igrejas católicas durante a guerra civil espanhola). Trevas medievais embrulhadas na roupagem de 68?

Sobre a tolerância religiosa (e não só)

Keith Burgess-Jackson

Religious toleration is one of the West’s oldest and most cherished institutions. Unfortunately, the concept of tolerance is widely misunderstood, in large part because it has been commandeered by multiculturalists. To tolerate something is not to accept it, agree with it, endorse it, embrace it, or affirm it. It is to put up with it. Toleration is the practice of not persecuting those who have different beliefs. A tolerant person says, “Your beliefs are false, and you are going to burn in hell forever; but I’m not going to burn you at the stake (or otherwise harm you) for having them.” Some people think that tolerance means not being judgmental. This is exactly backwards. Tolerance presupposes that some beliefs are true and others false. To tolerate another is to judge that his or her beliefs are false.