Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Totalitarianism by a different name

Another outspoken rational thinker and critic of superstition and idolatry was murdered in cold blood on Sunday in India; it seems that religious fanatics on the sub-continent are determined to stub out all free-thought and criticism aimed at their primitive beliefs. Any murder, of anyone, is a tragedy to someone and the only consolation we can take from this particular murder is that these countries are clearly entering some kind of end-game with militant religion and theocracy. When your opponents have nothing left but guns and knives with which to silence you, then you know you occupy the moral high ground. This is how totalitarian systems work, and liberals everywhere (religious or otherwise) should stand in opposition.

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