What is freedom of religion? It is not actually or directly freedom to think or not think religious stuff, not to the extent that one can, or chooses to, keep one’s thoughts secret. Rather, it is the right to display or to refuse to display religiosity.
If you have freedom of religion, as I think everyone should, and if we all have the right to our own lives and well-being, as I think we should, then as long as you’re not hurting anyone else, you have the right to hold various things sacred:
Reprinted from OpEdNews.com
“Just nuke the bastards.”
That’s the reflexive response millions of people have given for dealing with Iran, Iraq, Syria, Palestine, North Korea. In years past, they said the same for Cuba, North Vietnam and Russia.
It’s Top down nuclear bomb masturbatory fantasy.
I call it masturbatory because it’s about power and potency, or, more accurately, impotence. When it comes to war/violence, nuclear
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If you didn’t attend #NoWar2017 this past weekend, you can watch videos of the whole conference below.
8:10-10 p.m. Begining with Edward Snowden (by video) introduced by Elizabeth Murray, our friends from the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence presented