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Respect Me, Respect My Religion

Timothy Garton Ash asks if religion is a special case where freedom of speech should be curtailed.

Timothy Garton Ash asks if religion is a special case where freedom of speech should be curtailed. He asks how we can reconcile belief in an absolute revealed truth with the post-Enlightenment freedom to question everything, including religious faith. He proposes that the principle we should adopt is to "respect the believer but not necessarily the content of the belief". Will this be enough to bridge the gap?
Producer: Nina Robinson

(Illustration by Luis Ruibal).

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Wed 13 Apr 2016 13:45

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