i'd hate to burst your short lived bubble but i didn't shoot myself in the foot. I already said in my previous post "at least not reduce its power", which you probably missed....So it would be legitimate to say that observing the Charter in a 100 years from now for example is living in the past unless you force a modification according to the evolving times (or you become "atheist" regarding the code of this Charter)
P.S. You just shot yourself (and others) in the foot
That said, the reference to the Bible was to say how "holy" Canadians hold the Charter, not a comparison in treatment or substance.. i am not that shallow.
The Charter details GENERAL principles, and not detailed way of living (like banning people from eating shellfish in the old testament). You can only IMPROVE on general human and social rights in a Charter, do you think ANYONE would DARE reduce them??
i think some of us should have another look at the Charter.. not many have read it it seems.
I have actually been calling for a similar Charter in Lebanon.. a Charter that cannot be amended by Parliaments (only by referendum) and that lays out the BASIC rights for individuals and groups, without necessarily becoming a constitution with detailed rules, rights and obligations.