Friday, October 21, 2005

Lower Case Prejudice

This from a Catholic News Agency report --

According to a new grammar rule in the Netherlands and Belgium, the name "Christ" will soon be written with a lower-case "c", as stipulated by an orthography reform published last Friday.

According to the agency, the new spelling rules also will stipulate that the Dutch word for "jews" (joden) be spelled with a capital "J" when referring to nationality and with a lower-case "j" when referring to the religion. The changes will be mandatory starting in August 2006.

This certainly isn't the worst example of modern Dutch decadence. There is, after all, their bold and expansive enthusiasm for abortion, euthanasia, sexual perversions, etc.

But it does tend to underscore the irreligious philosophy under which the other horrors are flourishing.