FORTY YEARS ON, QUEBEC IS STILL CANADIAN.

ImageThough the province of Quebec has had many of its citizens express the desire to separate from Canada, it’s still a part of Confederation. Referendum after referendum have been held, yet the majority of Quebecois realize that staying part of Canada is to their advantage.

Forty years ago, I was a member of a theological cult. Its leader claimed to be a prophet who received direct revelations from God. In my new book, I wrote about him and the outrageous prophesies he made.

One of these was that Quebec would forcefully take itself out of Confederation. According to this lay minister, a war would result and Canada would defeat the army of Quebec. Being new to the Christian faith, I believed this outrageous fairy tale.

Now that I know how to read the Bible for all it’s worth, as Hank Hanegraaff often says, I realize that the self-proclaimed teacher of God was full of it. Here is what Scripture says in Deuteronomy 18:21 and 22, “And if you say in your hearts, How are we to be certain that the word does not come from the Lord? When a prophet makes a statement in the name of the Lord, if what he says does not take place and his words do not come true, then his word is not the word of the Lord: the words of the prophet were said in the pride of his heart, and you are to have no fear of him.” I asked this man when this would occur and he said it would happen in a few years. In fact, he claimed that an army was already being secretly recruited in Quebec.

Forty years on, his statements are at best laughable. Quebecois know which side their bread is buttered. Canada has bent over backwards to accommodate them. A war would only worsen the living conditions of the citizens. Secession through political means would mean the loss of those transfer payments that the province relies upon. Certain politicians say they want to take the province out of Confederation but I believe they are just using public perceptions to keep themselves in power. Looking it logically, Canada is a stronger nation with Quebec and it benefits from being part of the country.

For further information on How I Was Razed: A Journey from Cultism to Christianity, visit the Virtual Bookworm website.

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Author: bruce Atchison - author

I'm a legally-blind freelance writer as well as the author of three memoirs and scores of articles. Contact me for details.

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