Talk:Freedom of religion

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Irrationality?

"Religion, BEING INHERENTLY IRRATIONAL, often requires... breaches of laws and cultural values"

It is not irrational to advocate breaking the law, it may be immoral if you are a strict Kantian who uses the rule of law as a foundational principle, or if you are a utilitarian who thinks this form of civil disobedience does more harm than good. But many people break laws for entirely rational reasons.

Same with being at odds with the cultural values of the area. Does everyone who challenges cultural taboos act irrationally? In many cases, the laws and values prevailing in that particular land are the product of religion in themselves, so no more rational. — Unsigned, by: 109.175.192.15 / talk / contribs

Other section[edit]

Shouldn't we add an extra section about how some religious people seem to think that "freedom of religion" means "you have the freedom to impose your religion on others"? I am asking because of all of those people that use religion as the excuse to promote anti-abortion, anti-birth control laws, saying that anything that gives women the freedom to use birth control means going against freedom of religion. — Unsigned, by: RationalSpanish / talk / contribs (signed by bot) 12:23, 06 August 2012 (UTC)

  • I have expanded "religious freedom" as a separate article to flesh out the use of the phrase as a political code-word. --Yisfidri (talk) 14:05, 4 May 2017 (UTC)