This is from the WSWS
, about a proposed legal ban on the Burka.
I am of two distinct minds on this:
The Freethinker in me abhors the legal suppression of any form of expression,
yet the militant atheist in me applauds the suppression of religion.
Granted these laws are only about a specific article of clothing, and larger issues of immigration in Canada and France, which would hardly survive a constitutional challenge in the U.S., but, those things aside: atheists do not accept the tacit promotion of Christianity as opposed to Islam, which our governments do all the time. All the flavors of theism taste rather foul.
To my mind, all
religions need to go irrevokably into the dustbin of history. But is it right to pick them off one at a time? And who gets to decide? They erroneously consider atheism a religion as well. Should we be concerned that we're next?
Does anyone else see this as big a dilemma as I do?