Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Religion cannot trump freedom

Distinguished law professor and philosopher Ronald Dworkin has little time for religious censorship:

Religion must be tailored to democracy, not the other way around. No religion can be permitted to legislate for everyone about what can or cannot be drawn any more than it can legislate about what may or may not be eaten. No one's religious convictions can be thought to trump the freedom that makes democracy possible.

2 comments:

Word Mincer said...

yet the paradox is that freedom allows religious expression...

Word Mincer said...

see the wombat :-)
http://www.globalcommunity.org/flash/wombat.shtml