Saturday, March 18, 2006

Dutch Immigrants Must Watch Sexual Film

Dutch Immigrants Must Watch Sexual Film

The Dutch have for decades been considered among the very most tolerant people in Europe with regard to a number of things (most of them deleterious to society) – prostitution, marijuana and hashish, homosexuality, and large-scale immigration (Muslim immigration in particular).

Well, now that the Islamic immigrants and their Dutch-born offspring have shown their gratitude by killing one famous film director (by the name of Van Gogh) and have threatened various other personages of note, it has dawned on the Dutch authorities that something needs to be done.

They are changing things.

One of the things they are doing is placing more requirements on those wishing to immigrate to Holland – including learn more about Dutch life in general – something that makes sense.  (Hat tip: wnd.)

However, leave it to a liberal:  One of the things that they are requiring is for immigrants to watch a film that includes footage of homosexuals kissing and of a woman bathing at a beach topless.

I am wondering how this is going to help anything?  

The Dutch – in the not too distant past – were known worldwide for their Protestant theologians.  The Dutch Reformed Church used to send missionaries far and wide.  It is a well-known denomination in parts of the United States.

In fact, it was not that many decades ago that the Dutch elected a Dutch Reformed pastor to be their Prime Minister!

So, what am I getting at?

This:  Instead of forcing prospecting immigrants to watch a film that sounds mostly like weeknight television programming, why not require them to sit through a basic course on Dutch Reformed catechism.

The results of such a policy would not be perfect – but would surely be better than the tawdry movie requirement.


Blogger BostonMaggie said...

Have you ever read "The Island at the Center of the World"? It's about the Dutch settling New York. Fascinating book. Goes a long way in explaining why it's so different from Boston (Puritans and all).

Mon Mar 20, 08:07:00 PM PST  
Blogger Humour and last laugh said...

i think even euthansia is legal in Neatherland.

Mon Mar 20, 11:11:00 PM PST  
Blogger GunJam said...

hi, bostonmaggie! Thank you for the comment: No I have not heard of the book. Thank you for the tip: Sounds interesting -- gunjam

Tue Mar 21, 12:54:00 AM PST  
Blogger GunJam said...

hello, humour and last laugh: thank you for the comment. You are correct: the netherlands does allow euthanasia in at least certain situations (which is truly an insane departure from its own Dutch Reformed traditons). -- gunjam

Tue Mar 21, 12:56:00 AM PST  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

The world's changed a lot in the past several hundred years.

Tue Mar 21, 06:35:00 PM PST  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

btw, if you're looking for more book recommendations: Right now I'm reading a fascinating book called "the Battle for God: A History of Fundamentalism." Since you are interested in religion I think you'd find it interesting.

Thu Mar 23, 08:45:00 PM PST  
Blogger GunJam said...

hi, elizabeth! Thank you for your comments. Regarding change over the past centuries -- true, much has changed and some things haven't. Regarding your book, I appreciate the suggestion. Now, let me return the favor and suggest one for you: Jesus Was a Jew, by A. Fruchtenbaum. Cheers. -- gunjam

Thu Mar 23, 11:33:00 PM PST  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

I already knew Jesus was a Jew, but I'll take a look at the book

Fri Mar 24, 04:37:00 PM PST  
Blogger GunJam said...

hi, elizabeth -- lol. i never meant to imply that you didn't know that Jesus was a Jew. However, your persistent advocacy for Israel's sworn enemies shows that you don't "get" the big picture in spiritual terms. ;-) -- gunjam

Sat Mar 25, 11:50:00 AM PST  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

gunjam, are you aware that zionism was originally, and still today, considered blasphemy by many Jews? Under Judaism, the messiah is supposed to create the Jewish state--for ordinary Jews to usurp this task is blasphemy and worshipping the state of Israel is idolatry.

Sat Mar 25, 07:54:00 PM PST  
Blogger GunJam said...

elizabeth -- Yes. I am aware of this internal Jewish debate (and it is an interesting debate). More to the point, are YOU aware that your argument has NOTHING to do with my pointint out your advocacy for Israel's sworn enemies? ;-) -gunjam

Sun Mar 26, 10:05:00 PM PST  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

You just told me I don't "get the big picture in spiritual terms."

Mon Mar 27, 03:40:00 PM PST  
Blogger GunJam said...

hi, elizabeth -- think bigger. -- gunjam

Mon Mar 27, 08:05:00 PM PST  

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