Friday, January 09, 2004

For Something Completely Different

Most of Silentio's readers, for better or worse, but surely not surprisingly, are Americans. For them, this link may prove something of a shock; or, at the very least, a bit perplexing. For those of you from Britain and Belgium, though, this is kind of old news. But, oh ho ho, important all the same.

The topic is, generally speaking, if you've not yet bothered to click the mysterious link, the relationship between the 'sacred' and the 'secular'. More specifically, it is about headscarves in French (and Belgian) public schools -- namely, whether they should be permitted. Your appetite for something new whetted? Go ahead . . . don't be afraid . . . click the link.

Upon doing that, be sure also to note the new home for this post's author, Scott Martens. I've been shamefully slow on getting that announced. For my money, Scott is one of the best bloggers out there. His is not a daily go-to site, not typically anyway, as he, well, has a life. But when he's on, which is most of the time, he's bound to write something that'll make you want to either tear your hair out in frustrating disagreement -- just after he made you scratch it in confusion -- or he'll make you wish you had that idea first. Not for the faint of heart or the short of attention.