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← “It’s Part of their Culture” - Reading Nick Cohen in the light of the Jaipur affair [Also in Polish]

MilitantNonStampCollector's Avatar Jump to comment 14 by MilitantNonStampCollector

the religious are granted sanctuary in a sort of intellectual no go area.sort of intellectual no go area.

I would say it's more of an anti-intellectual no go area. If the religious were intellectual, there might be progress. The same goes for the soft liberals too. In my view, nobody is softer on religion - even softer than other religions are to each other - than these wishy washy "we must respect their culture" lilly-livered idiots, who bestow the virtues of a tolerant society yet tolerate (in silence) the intolerance of Islam. Cultural relativism is an ad-hoc answer to a complex issue, and a wrong answer at that.

Thu, 02 Feb 2012 03:34:16 UTC | #913680