Rowan Atkinson on the right to criticize religion


Mr. Bean has also been quoted saying in 2004 on Britain’s proposed Racial and Religious Hatred Bill:

To criticize a person for their race is manifestly irrational and ridiculous, but to criticize their religion, that is a right. That is a freedom. The freedom to criticize ideas, any ideas – even if they are sincerely held beliefs – is one of the fundamental freedoms of society. A law which attempts to say you can criticize and ridicule ideas as long as they are not religious ideas is a very peculiar law indeed.

Nice.

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The spagmonster is an ex fundy who was raised as a conservative Christian. His father was a preacher and the owner of the churches he would attend when growing up, so he got to see everything from the inside. After being exposed to real world knowledge and science, the spagmonster slowly started to become a non believer in mainstream religions until he started this blog. That´s when he sat down and thought ¨Huh... I think I´m an atheist¨. The deconversion process was complete. Cheers!

Posted on February 28, 2012, in Quotes. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Please use the original image with the credits: http://on.fb.me/125lej4
    Thank you 🙂

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