Is 'Sacred' The Most Dangerous Word?
How do you define what is sacred?
There was a secretary who made light of a Muslim office guard's sacred belief that pork is dirty and secretly fed him that for a joke. The guard shot her dead.
Christianity not being a religion rooted in the land as is indigenous spirituality compounds the problem.
'The controversy over the recent Paris auctions of Hopi objects boils down to competing definitions of what is sacred. The same tension exists elsewhere in Indian Country where economic development projects are proposed for land Native Americans consider to be holy.'