Saturday, January 02, 2010

Freedom of Speech and Religion

The man who drew this survived an attack by an axe-wielding terrorist today. He and his five-year-old granddaughter hid in the house until Danish police arrived and shot their Somali attacker in the leg.

This blog is primarily devoted to science and the truths beyond science. Our ability to discover more about reality depends on our ability to share the information we have. There is exactly one ultimate reality out there, and we aren't going to discover it by attacking cartoonists with axes.

It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness, so I'm lighting my candle with this image of freedom, today.


Anonymous said...

What about freedom to criticise Judaism, say?

Do you light a candle for that too?

No of course you don't, hypocrite.

A Future Metaphysician said...

If anyone proposed a law banning criticism of Judaism, I would oppose it.