Freedom and Religion

From Miss Dynamite:

“Freedom of religion does not mean freedom from religion”
Debbie Schlussel, coming from a Jew, someone who should understand religious persecution, that just makes you extra retarded. YOU FAT DUMB BLOND JABBA THE FUCK, WHY DON’T YOU EAT ANOTHER PIE? MAYBE IT’LL STOP YOU FROM SAYING STUPID SHIT LIKE THIS!And that black woman who says “Atheists need to shut up”. Do black people need to shut up? Maybe you should bake some pancakes for Debbie, Aunt Jemima, instead of fucking complaining, right?

What did Ms. Schlussel, a fat Jew as Sirkowski helpfully points out, mean by freedom from religion? What does Sirkowski mean by freedom from religion?

Before we proceed, it should be noted that Sirkowski is Canadian, and that Canada, in its founding documents, notes: “Whereas Canada is founded upon the principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law” and,

Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms:

(a) freedom of conscience and religion

(b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other means of communication.

(c) freedom of peaceful assembly; and

(d) freedom of association.

As an Atheist, does Sirkowski feel unfairly discriminated against because his country was founded on the recognition of the supremacy of God??

The fundamental freedoms, of course, mean that religious people have the same freedoms as the non-religious or members of minority religions (pastafarians too). As the majority of people are religious in Canada, is it necessary that a minority have a veto regarding the behavior of the majority? Is the outward religious practice of the majority of Canadian citizens an unnecessary and onerous burden on the non-religious minority?

In what sense could it be understood that religious activity unfairly burdens the non-religious (or those who practice a different religion)?

In terms of government and religion, where is the line between the government doing something I disagree with and government injuring my rights? I don’t particularly like it when government entities give tax breaks or other handouts to owners of sports teams. I think that it lacks prudence and is wasteful. Everything else equal, I would vote against a politician who advocated such schemes. However, I don’t think that government has no right to engage in such behavior, I don’t think that giving a handout to the owner of a sports franchise injures my rights.

I don’t know if Sirkowski’s racial slur against Ms. Hunter was absolutely necessary. I’m sure, if asked, that he would say that because he’s a liberal, and not actually intolerant, when he says intolerant things it is only to illustrate someone else’s intolerance. In my opinion, that is an odd kind of tortured logic.


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