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← Does Religious Liberty Equal Freedom to Discriminate?

ColdThinker's Avatar Jump to comment 4 by ColdThinker

Religious freedom is not an absolute concept. The values of one religious sect can't possibly be extended to regulate the lives of people outside the sect. And a civilized society doesn't even allow complete freedom within a sect either. Human sacrifice, ritual torture or domestic violence are not allowed, even if it suppresses certain forms of religious practice.

The religious liberty argument is so completely illogical that it should collapse under its own absurdity. Strange that such a reductio ad absurdum rebuttal isn't used more frequently. But of course using logic is against the principles of religious freedom.

Tue, 29 May 2012 00:44:47 UTC | #944114