23rd January 2009

“The freedom in pursuing one's religion or belief must be protected and respected. On the other hand, the rights of individuals have also to be protected from being violated on the premise of religion or belief.”

Asma Jahangir

2 Responses to “23rd January 2009”

  1. The Atheist Advocate Says:

    “Saint Happenin'”

    While the godbots enjoy the freedom to pursue…

    The Atheist ends up paying more taxes, while the tithers claim a tax exemption for their ‘donations’ and the church is tax exempt.

    The Atheist helps the poor, while the godbots pray for them.

    The Atheist speaks out against delusional atrocities, while the godbots strap bombs to their asses and blow people up.

    I could go on, but I think you get the drift…

  2. critic Says:

    Protecting individual rights is the tricky bit here because religions are not known for promoting freedom of action or thought outside their narrow range of understanding. And, where church and state are not separate, the non-religious individuals are almost certain to have their rights limited – along with the minority religions.

    Sadly, I suppose the only real solution is a lobotomy and then join the majority religion.