7th October 2012

“Let religion compete in the marketplace for ideas, not seek shelter behind special privileges.”

The Economist

3 Responses to “7th October 2012”

  1. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Of course this is said because we all know, the faithful and the non, that religion as an idea isn’t capable of competing stand alone.

    Religion requires special privilege and charlatans to spread the word tax free for its existence.

  2. Jeff Says:

    The real special privilege is that of being able to claim “Divine Inspiration”, a claim which cannot be gainsaid without provoking the local equivalent of Jihad on the one who raises the question.

    Just look at Michelle Bachmann, who repeatedly claimed that God had told her to run for President. This is flatly claiming the gift of Prophecy, and if the claim is true, then believers not only would want to vote for her, THEY MUST DO SO. The only one to question her on this was Aaron Sorkin, and he did so post facto on a fictional cable news show he was writing, and even then, the questions never reached the “air waves”.

  3. Kittie Says:

    I listen to the left talk radio – they pretty much picked Bachmann apart and made fun of everything there was to make fun of.

    Blasphemy and hate speech laws are what will end up protecting religious ridiculousness.