23 December, 2011

UN says “denigration of believers” is no longer taboo - Vatican Insider

UN says “denigration of believers” is no longer taboo - Vatican Insider

1 comment:

  1. Hi Tim,

    I support the view that the state should actively and effectively protect the right of citizens to practice a religion, switch to a different religion, or to practice no religion at all.

    What I do not support are laws which ciminalize "blasphemy". People ought to be free to criticize their own religion, and the religion practiced by others - provided that such criticism does not cross the line into hate speech. My sincere hope is that such criticism is always principled and free of malicious propaganda, lies, or half truths.

    The only way to truly balance freedom of speech, religion, and conscience is to ensure a high wall of spearation between the state and religion. Only a strong secular state stands a chance of protecting the religious freedoms of all - especially religious minorities.

    Cheers...Martin

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