Kebec's Quiet Revolution of the 1960's removed the Catholic Religion from the forefront of their Franco-Amerindian Society and did not replace it with any new form on which to base their society. But that left a gaping hole in what was to come after it, the insular views of the Left Wing Parti Kebecois that had no mores on which to base their society. Thus they threw caution to the winds and hoped for the best by creating something based mainly on prejudice.
"The present Chartres des valeurs Kebecoises" was really a disingenuous idea, which could well blow up in their faces. The cause for this can be found in the background of the Kebecois a Franco-Amerindian society that had not come to terms by mixing their Shamanism with Christianity, which at best was a volatile mixture since it was attempted to join two diametrically opposing forms of religion. There was nothing common between Shamanism and Catholicism, thus at some point in time they might explode. The Shamanist side of the Franco-Amerindian could not accept their Catholic side. Christianity is based on morality, while in Shamanism there exist no such morality, thus the conflict is all the more acute.
Pauline Marois made one grave error in judgment and that was to state that the crucifix was a cultural symbol of the Kebecois, when it is the very basis on Christianity, and without that CROSS there would be no Christianity. The Amerindian society had no cultural rules in that all their gods were created by their Shamans, who had totem poles made depicting them, and were deemed to be cultural symbols by them, the Crucifix on the other hand has never been a cultural symbol, be it Catholicism, Orthodoxy or Protestantism. So, there was a glaring hole, when Pauline Marois attempted to make the Crucifix a CULTURAL SYMBOL, which really goes to show that the Kebecois are not a Christian people, but a people who have attempted to max Shamanism and Christianity to come up with a religion that is no fish nor fowl, I would even go on to add, that this puts a whole new meaning to very priesthood of Kebec and thus puts their HOLY ORDERS in DOUBT. Seminaries in Kebec must now chose between Christianity and Shamanism, because as they cannot be part Shamanism and Christianity at the same time. It is almost as if a new form of Santeria has now become the STATE Religion of Kebec.
Kenneth T. Tellis