Freedom

The whole world does not need democracy. It would, however, benefit from the freedoms of speech, press, and assembly.

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6 thoughts on “Freedom

  1. suntzusays says:

    It’s always nice when a religion has a thin skin. It makes for such lovely stonings.

  2. AmeDame says:

    I think it’s more the government (propped up by the religion) that has the thin skin, don’t you? Lovely stoning. That might be my favorite oxymoron ever!

  3. suntzusays says:

    You can thank the Brits for it. Monty Python. Local boy I think….. ….Its definitely the religion. Islam is a totally different animal; there isn’t a separation of church & state traditionally (render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s). If you follow the news from Europe, they’ve had all kinds of trouble with that (remember those cartoons?). We’re a bit luckier here.

  4. AmeDame says:

    I see, didn’t really think of it like that. I don’t think our separation of church and state is so great here. We’re not jailing bloggers yet, but our fearless leader’s all kinds of religious right crazy. A bit luckier, I concur.

  5. suntzusays says:

    We don’t need democracy either. Last time I checked, this was supposed to be a republic (nowhere in there are you or I given a right to vote by the feds for example). Democracy is the rule of the mob..which is only good when the mob is an informed and active participant in the debates…not when they are busy using church dogma to prove the world is only 6000 years old (and make us teach that too) and trying to make ‘our’ children pray in school (their children are already praying enough, its ‘ours’ they’re worried about). That’s one of the few times that separation has come in handy of late. I am not anti-faith, if people have it, by all means.. but it doesn’t need to be shoved down the rest of our throats. And they should let the godless-heathens (or even the mygodhasabiggerdick-heathens, thanks GC) criticize their inanity when it happens. That’s the problem with two big dogs (Christians and Muslims); no criticism is allowed.

  6. AmeDame says:

    I like to think it’s allowed, in Christianity. You just have to be prepared to be excommunicated or whatever the Protestant equivalent is. At least here, you can’t be jailed for criticism. Much/often, anyways. Nobody’s come knocking on my door yet! But that surely doesn’t mean it couldn’t happen.

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