France setting example

01 Feb, 2006
 None    Philosophy

Militaries have the right to refuse an order

Military Refusing The French army has just modified its rules. It is now the duty of the militaries to refuse an order when this order implies an illegal act. This has been officially published in the official army rule bulletin in December. It is said that if a military does the illegal act, it will be his responsibility…. Finally!!!! No more hiding behind orders!!!!
The Prophet RAEL who has been asking for this rule for so long issued the following comment:
Wow! France being an example for the world! It has been a long time since we didn't see such a wonderful thing! That's exactly what the Elohim teach us: that the one pulling the trigger is as responsible as the one giving the order. All countries, starting with the US armies, should apply the same rule...That's how crimes against humanity or genocides can be avoided. Now all militaries can use their consciousness to decide if what their officers are ordering them is legal or not, and if it is not, have the right to refuse to obey...what a revolution! The militaries will have to include in their training the ability to use their consciousness and learn international laws protecting civilians...What a wonderful day! I can't wait to see the US marines applying the same rules.

Also in France, the newspaper France Soir has reproduced the set of Danish caricatures depicting the Prophet Muhammad that have caused outrage in the Muslim world (see previous article). On the front page ran a cartoon of Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim and Christian gods floating on a cloud, with the Christian deity saying: "Don't complain, Muhammad, we've all been caricatured here. The French government said it supports press freedom - but added that beliefs and religions must be respected.

Here are the comments of the Prophet Rael:
This is another beautiful move from a French media ...what's happening there? Only the lie from the French authorities saying that all can be published " in a spirit of tolerance and with respect for beliefs and religions", is a problem as it is not the case for the numerous real religious minorities called cults like the Jehovah Witnesses, the Scientologists, and much more including the Raelians....
In other words the French government is saying : we must respect the religious minorities only when they are big and can pose a threat for having extremist terrorists reactions"... what a coward government ! It 's precisely the smallest and non violent minorities that needs tolerance and respect for their beliefs...precisely because they have no fanatics and are defenseless. Protecting the "spirit of tolerance and with respect for beliefs and religions" only for potentially dangerous huge minorities like the Muslims and harassing small and non violent minorities is the most coward possible stance.