The Disaffected Lib: Religion’s Twelve Deadly Sins

Alternet’s Valerie Tarico has written an insightful piece about 12-concepts, integral to organized religions, that “promote conflict, cruelty, suffering and death rather than love and peace.” First up is the concept of “chosen people” – that separates believers from non-believers, the believers alone linked to God.   Then there’s the companion concept of “heretics.”  Again, ...

The Disaffected Lib: Freedom of Religion? Not Unless We Also Get Freedom From Religion.

I’m all for freedom of religion – on one condition.   Freedom of religion must also mean freedom from religion.   Religion should be practised in churches, that’s where it belongs, not in legislatures, not in our schools, not in any of our public institutions. I think about religion a fair bit.   It’s pretty hard not to ...