So, what's the first thing that pops into your head when you hear the term religious freedom?
For me, the first thing I think of is 'freedom from religion'.
Does this stance take into account people who break trivial laws or cause self harm as a result of their faith?Originally posted by FZ+
I think of the libertarian idea that you are free to believe, do, or say anything you like so long as it does not harm or endanger others.
If a person breaks a law, he can still be considered as indirectly harming others - the breaking of the regulations that make up society inevitably weakens it, and the damage to society is usually transferable to the rest of the people. Of course, this also depends on how good the society was in terms of the will of the people in the first place... It's not so clearly divided.Originally posted by jackle
Does this stance take into account people who break trivial laws or cause self harm as a result of their faith?