Monday, February 27, 2012

Mixing religion and politics

A silly but pointed lesson from our cousins in the USA about the horrible mess you can get into if you allow your superstitious or non-evidence (faith) based feelings about God to get mixed up with your evidence based beliefs about how complex modern societies should be fairly governed. Fortunately for them their secular constitution helps to protect minorities from idiotic views like the one illustrated here.

In the UK we are not so fortunate, here apparently non-believers have to smile and nod a lot and just suck up the insults and the jibes, because our laws and our politicians go out of their way to ensure that religious privilege is preserved..... at least they don't set fire to us any more.

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