Posts tagged "free speech"
A Theory of Ethical Blasphemy

A Theory of Ethical Blasphemy

By Austin Dacey The claims of the believer and the claims of the blasphemer, so-called, are symmetrical.The value motivating us to protect the believer’s beliefs from desecration is the very same value manifested by the desecrator: freedom of conscience.
Daily Links: Lions and Tigers and Taliban Pirates Edition

Daily Links: Lions and Tigers and Taliban Pirates Edition

How can President Obama expect to “reach out” to someone who has no idea how far away he’s standing?!

The Trouble With “Religious Hatred”

By Austin Dacey Opponents of hate speech laws contend that there is no evidence to suggest that the state can successfully bring about ethical behavior by the force of law. Bigotry is flourishing across Europe, for example, despite its robust hate speech laws.

Daily Links 21 December 2004

The Shelf-Life of Angels Bia Lowe investigates the devolution of angels, lyrics, and humanity: “It is still a mystery as to why A. curiosa ["angels"] developed a mouth part, since there was no apparent need — nothing to be gained, nothing to be transcended, nothing, indeed, to be fought, won, or defended. These early mouth parts...