Richard Francis's Blog – May 2010 Archive (2)

Faith is a defective insulator

I was thinking of writing to the Oxford English Dictionary recommending a new definition of the word ‘faith’.…



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Added by Richard Francis on May 25, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

Ban the Bible and the Quran

The law states that any material that "incites violence or hatred" is ignoring the responsibilities of liberty/free speech and therefore should be banned. Unless it is religious. Then, of course, it is exempt from that law.


Think about this.


On the one hand, an individual could produce a leaflet that incites violence or hatred; only a few hundred people may get to see it, most of whom will dismiss it out of hand. The law argues that if there is a risk…
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Added by Richard Francis on May 25, 2010 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

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