Debate Space: Churches, Mosques and Synagogues

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4 Responses to “Debate Space: Churches, Mosques and Synagogues”


  1. 1 John March 8, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Look the new mosque building in Exeter is ruddy ace and if anyone slags it off or throws more shit at it I’m going to rip open a six pack of whoop ass.

  2. 2 Jim March 8, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Not really sure why you’d want to celebrate the construction of any religious building? Maybe you forgot their purpose was to spout utter ontological and moral drivel?

  3. 3 John March 8, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    That’s one opinion, however I respect the comfort it will give and respect that it represents to the Muslim community in Exeter. It’s nice. I like it when people feel happy where they live.

  4. 4 Jim March 8, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Well, I also like when people feel happy where they live. I’m not so happy, however, when – for example – children and the vulnerable are inculcated with hysterical stories of omnipotent, vengeful gods that will punish them for using his name in vain or not doing as he says. To play it off as an issue of ‘comfort and respect’ is to presume the argument against me. It’s to presume without argument that religion is neither false nor damaging.

    And while I think freedom of religion is a cornerstone of liberal democracy and that the construction of religious buildings should not be interfered with by the state, holding the aforementioned belief certainly does not commit you – nor should it easily lead you – to celebrating the construction of churches, mosques or synagogues.

    And don’t get me wrong. I wholeheartedly agree with you on protecting the legal and moral rights of people to practice whatever religion they want without threat of violence and intimidation.


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