Recently, a sentence form European court for Human Rights has been pronunced in favour to remove crucifix from Italian schools and classrooms.
The reason is: "It's a violation of Parent's freedom to raise their child with their own religious Ideas and a violation of Student's freedom of religion".
needless to say, this lead to many talks and actions, with many political parties telling to punish whoever tries to remove them from schools.
As my personal point of view, I find this sentence right, since I feel the crucifix as a symbol that recalls the christian religion and, in a certain way, "scares" children which believes in a different god or doesn't even believe it exists.
In time like this, with a spreading fear for other religions, in particular Islam, this sentence could be a little step for an easier integration of foreign people in our country, especially people from middle-east countries.
As some people points out, the main reason they doesn't want the crucifix to be removed, is that the symbol is something that represents our country since long time, like it is something needed to make us feel more Italian and proud to be Catholic.
At this point, in my opinion, there are many different symbols that could be used for this purpose instead of using a symbol that recalls religion.
Still, Living in a country close to Vatican, which have a great influence on everyday life and on politics, makes this sentence harder to accept.
What do you think about this?