Sunday, May 2, 2010

I can smell this all the way across the pond

One-upping the absurd U.S. Federal Judge who said that religion lacks a "secular purpose," a Jurist in the UK has ruled,

“In the eye of everyone save the believer religious faith is necessarily subjective, being incommunicable by any kind of proof or evidence. It may of course be true; but the ascertainment of such a truth lies beyond the means by which laws are made in a reasonable society,” he said. “Therefore it lies only in the heart of the believer, who is alone bound by it. No one else is or can be so bound, unless by his own free choice he accepts its claims.

The promulgation of law for the protection of a position held purely on religious grounds cannot therefore be justified. It is irrational, as preferring the subjective over the objective. But it is also divisive, capricious and arbitrary.”

Then why does his country have a state church? Why do many governments around the world address religion in their constitutions? Would a Judge like this one declare the free exercise clause of our Bill of Rights "unjustifiable and irrational?" Don't answer. I already know.

h/t Dakota Voice

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