Posted: Mar 29, 2019 8:08 am
by quas
Keep It Real wrote:I remember the bit of TEOF where Harris points out that for some unknown reason religion and religious belief is "beyond criticism" whereas everything else is open for critical appraisal. I encounter this "special status" of religion all the time on the net, and of course poking criticism at someones religious conviction sin the flesh would be unthinkably rude. Or was it a bit in TGD thinking on...

Part of the blame lies on other religion. You can't criticise Islam, because Christianity doesn't want to be criticised. In countries with blasphemy laws, the minority religious group thinks blasphemy law is a necessity, even if it's the minorities who mostly, if not always, fall victim to the blasphemy laws.