Philip Pullman On Freedom Of Speech

No matter how well a person states something, no matter how eloquent, mild mannered, and straightforward they are, religious drones will find some way of belittling and warping the initial message. Promoting a reverence for Christianity only protects Christians; promoting freedom of speech protects everyone. But some Christians miss this point entirely and criticize writers like Philip Pullman for writing an “offensive” book they don’t have to buy or read. And then some of them sometimes ask why Western atheists don’t speak blasphemously of Allah, too. What’s most disturbing is the envy that question betrays.

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2 responses to “Philip Pullman On Freedom Of Speech

  1. Pullman is great! He handled that perfectly.

  2. I saw this book in Borders the other day and I thought it looked interesting. I now want to read it. Pullman makes me want to pull….man. or does it? What?

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