Forcing Religious Fanaticism on Others
Webcast Q&A: 20 November 2011, Question 3
I answered a question on forcing religious fanaticism on others on 20 November 2011. You can listen to or download the podcast of just this question below – or check out the whole episode of Philosophy in Action Radio.
Why do religious fanatics seek to impose their beliefs on others? Most religious fanatics aren't content to practice their religion for themselves: they seek to impose it on others by law. Why is that? Why is that wrong? What can be done to combat it?
My Answer, In Brief: For myriad reasons, the politics that naturally flows from religious faith is forced obedience, not freedom.
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