The swearing in of the new federal cabinet had more evidence that Canada is, more and more, turning into a secular society.
I didn’t watch the entire ceremony and I did notice of the group who took the oath/promise of office most did say So Help Me God at the end of the oath but a significant number made no such declaration. Instead they used words, swear and promise. I understand those are acceptable in today’s society but to me and I’m sure many others, those words do not convey the same obligation as So Help Me God and it’s further evidence that our country is in transition to dismiss a reliance on God or for that matter on a single deity, well, except perhaps for Allah.
The non-Christians in the cabinet, and there were a few of them noted mostly by the turbans, one would not expect them to ask God’s help in performing their duties, but neither did they, publically at least, ask for help from their own deity/deities.
Thankfully, most if not all the senior...Read More