The following text was forwarded by email to the "Nürnberger Nachrichten" (a local daily in the city of Nürnberg, Germany) in order to express that a citizens' action against radicalism from the political right, and hatred against foreigners is too limited in its aims to be effective.  When one wishes to agitate against hatred and radicalism, one ought to be more inclusive, and one cannot restrict oneself to "Christian values."  It seems that in Germany, and particularly in Bavaria, the opinion is still predominant, that only Christians are capable of humanitarianism.   The translated text (the original is in German) is reproduced below:

Dear editor,

I am referring to an article that you published on your web-site today [Aug. 16th, 2000], concerning a citizens' initiative against racial hatred and Neo-Nazism.   I am quoting below your closing sentence:

<"Everyone of us is required to consider what he can contribute", Röhlin emphasized.  It is time "to show Bavaria's flag for humanitarianism and Christian values in middle-Franconia.">

Does this mean that this organization approves of hatred and discrimination against atheists and free-thinkers?  Are those who do not believe in a God automatically without human rights?  Or are they not considered to be human?   An answer to this question would be of some interest.

With friendly greetings,


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