22nd October 2009

“Criticising, rejecting, denouncing and possibly satirising religion is the cornerstone of every free society. In a free market of ideas, religion is given no special privileges.”

Anon.

4 Responses to “22nd October 2009”

  1. John Says:

    Except here in America, it’s as if it’s on every fricken corner and sometimes one feels as if they are in the “Body Snatchers” movie when it’s discovered that… “you don’t believe”.

  2. Oxymoronic Christhinker Says:

    In the America I live in, religion is criticized, rejected, denounced, and satirized every day. It is also defended, accepted, praised, and [what the hell is the opposite of satirize?]ed every day. And that’s just among Christians.

  3. Chris Says:

    I beg to differ with the quote. Religion is, as Oxy points out, poked at and yet the idea of religion is seen by a very large majority as unquestionably good. So, you’ll see this pastor ridiculed for being gay or that priest arrested for interfering with alter boys but religion generally still enjoys special deference. Can someone be elected to national office and be atheist? Yes, but only one out of the entire Congress. Polls show less support for atheists than for muslims in America. You can say “Baptists are apostates” and get away with it but if you say “All religions are bullshit” then suddenly you’ve crossed the societal line.

  4. PEB Says:

    … and you can forget about criticising Islam. Those guys have no sense of humour whatsoever.