religion and fascism in Serbia

Jasmina Tesanovic: Preachers and Fascists, Out of My Panties: “Xeni Jardin:

Jamina Tesanovic

Belgrade, April 24, 2006

Preachers and Fascists, Out of My Panties

(Italian feminist slogan, Milano rally, January 2006)

Easter is not a religious feast anymore. This is
Serbian Jihad, said a young man, a hip icon in the
young generation of writers and musicians.

Only a few days ago, a new law on the church was
passed
in the Parliament, notwithstanding its outrageous
piety and lack of public debate. In this country, or
what’s left of it, where no law on church existed
since 1945, this law spins the wheel of history
past that year to centuries before. The Serbian
church becomes a state within the state, a privileged
entity out of reach of civil law.

Even honest priests and believers are scandalized by
such
fundamentalism. As somebody said: why do we need such
a church law at all? It’s enough to have an amendment
in the
constitution guaranteeing freedom of all religions.
Like in the US — but the problem is that we don’t
even have
a constitution yet.


(Via Boing Boing.)

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