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"The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth."
- Pierre Abelard

Saturday, November 18, 2006
Hmm. Read the whole thing.

posted by Rachel 11/18/2006
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Argh! Freedom of religion means all religions. *&%$#*! It doesn't mean freedom from exposure to religion. It means freedom from religious coercion. That means that atheists have to put up with evangelicals praying right out in the open on public property and that muslims have to put up with women wandering around in bikinis.

Wearing a burka is a choice. Does the democratic government of a free country have any business telling people what they can and cannot wear? Does that seem likely to end well?

That's why tolerance is the essential feature of assimilation into a pluralistic society. Free speech for everyone guarantees that your delicate sensibilities will be offended on a regular basis. Tolerance isn't the same as acceptance, much less approval. But we do not ban everything that we don't approve of.

Did everyone misplace their brains? Can you imagine the howling if Utah tried to ban short hemlines from being worn in public? Those MPs are going to end up looking sooo stupid when bird flu finally does mutate and half the people in public places are wearing surgical masks. Ban that, ya morons. Oy. This is where the refusal to call supremacist thugs on their BS will lead you. Address the real problem.

posted by Rachel 11/18/2006
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