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Jim Jeffries, Jordan Peterson and a Sophomoric Discussion About Cakes

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Progressives celebrated a long overdue win against the influential conservative intellectual Jordan Peterson after Comedy Central’s “controversial” comedian Jim Jeffries shut  Peterson down in debate. Vice Media has an accurate, helpful summary of the discussion:

On a June 19 episode of The Jim Jefferies Show, in which he was the focus of the profile, Peterson was asked if he thinks “making people bake a cake for a gay wedding” was a good idea.

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The Christian Argument for Religious Freedom

Religious freedom is significantly more than the freedom to one’s own opinion under one’s own roof. It includes the right to express religious views in public life, to live out a life in accordance with one’s deepest convictions, to meet with others in acts of worship and to raise one’s  family in one’s  faith.

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Can Christians Contribute to a Secular Democracy?

Government always involves an element of coercion. Absolute pacifists are taxed to pay for aircraft carriers, environmentalists for nuclear power stations. Yet democracy depends on citizens treating each other as rational decision makers; our laws are meant to be built upon consent rather than coercion.

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Around the Web #5: Rights, Liberty and Religious Freedom

God and Politics UK has an excellent post outlining the work of the All-Parliamentary Group on International Religious Freedom.  So now is a good time to consider what freedom of religion means. While we are fortunate not to face religious persecution in the West, religious groups could face prejudice and  discrimination. We should not dismiss Harvard Law Professor Mary Ann Glendon as an alarmist when she warns:

 Emboldened by recent developments, militant secularists are claiming that religious freedom is an unnecessary right.

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Why “Atheism +” gets a B-

Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris imply that religious faith is the root of all evil. That sets  a simple goal for New Atheists – remove religious faith from politics, the academy and the public square, and the world will be set to rights.

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