a reluctant atheist

I'm an atheist who wishes she wasn't. Life would be so much easier!

Free Speech, Protests and Morality

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I know that the Atheist Ethicist can be a bit of a dry read sometimes, but his posts always have some gold in them. In his latest post , Freedom of Speech and Interrupting a Presentation,” he explains in clearly and precisely just why so many people confuse freedom of speech with freedom to rant and disrupt others. During this year’s campaign cycle, the article should be required reading for all political protesters, particularly the ones that use intimidation and “shouting down” as a tactic.

Let’s remember that everyone has the right to speak, but we also have a moral imperative to listen when others are speaking. I hope the candidates will keep this in mind.


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