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Carbonman said:

People deserve respect. Beliefs and opinions do not, unless they can be justified.


Right on. You hear human rights erroneously trotted out as a reason why 'beliefs' should be respected. No: the most you are entitled to expect from me is respect for your right to HOLD bonkers beliefs, not respect for the beliefs themselves.

Greyman said:
the act would allow satanism and wiccan beliefs to be taught


Point of order: devil-worshippers do worship the devil (duh!), but the (separate) Church of Satan denies there are any supernatural beings at all. To them, Satan is a symbol of the rebel, the adversary, a role they aspire to; he's not an actual entity, so logically it's not a religion, it's a philosophy.

Mon, 22 Sep 2008 14:15:00 UTC | #239071