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Thread #147475   Message #3418442
Posted By: Howard Jones
12-Oct-12 - 03:53 AM
Thread Name: BS: Is Doonesbury going too far?
Subject: RE: BS: Is Doonesbury going too far?
Joe, I am talking generalities here. My point is very simply that religions are very willing to express their views, and to try to influence civil law to reflect their views, but at the same time demand special treatment and protection against criticism, because it might be "offensive".

Whether it is right to have a go at an individual about their religious beliefs is a different matter. It depends on the circumstances, and how that individual wears his belief. If it's largely a private matter, then no, but if they're trying to impose their views on me then I'm entitled to respond. Politicians as a class seem to be very happy to trumpet their religious beliefs to promote themselves, so in my view they're fair game.