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Thoughts on our Constitution, by President John Adams

    We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net.

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4 in 10 American Millennials, and half of Europeans, think that government should be able to ban "hate speech"

This 2015 Pew poll was mentioned by Lionel Shriver in her piece about the policing of literature tthat I discussed the other day. It shows a surprising degree of censoriousness in various Western countries.  590 more words

Freedom Of Expression

Dear Religious People #10

OR: Cling to Religion and Guns

In the days following the Las Vegas shooting, I ran afoul of a pro-gun advocate who felt that ANY government oversight of gun ownership was a slippery slope (no exaggeration, exact choice of words). 122 more words

Dear Religious People #8

I was accused of dismissing the existence of the soul because I could not “see it, touch it, hold it,” and so forth, despite my repeated explanation that such a criteria was not the grounds for my skepticism (that I didn’t deny the possibility at all). 64 more words

Dear Religious People #7

If you want me to accept your belief as being literally true, but that the only way it will hold up to any scrutiny or criticism is to view it figuratively, then either you have no idea what the difference between “literal” and “figurative” is, or you think that I’m the one who can’t tell the difference. 23 more words

Limitations on religious rights

Professor Makau Mutua, in a paper of the same title argues that in the human rights corpus, indigenous religions should be protected against the proselytizing religions, that is, Christianity and Islam. 205 more words

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Dear Religious People #3

Secularist government is not oppressing you. You are simply mad that you have to share the floor with every other practitioner of every other religion apart from your own. 56 more words