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Saturday, March 18, 2006

Quote of the Day

"But religion must observe the principles of democracy, not the other way around. No religion can be permitted to legislate for everyone about what can or cannot be drawn any more than it can legislate about what may or may not be eaten. No one's religious convictions can be thought to trump the freedom that makes democracy possible."

Closing remark in an article by Ronald Dworkin on US papers dicision not to publish the cartoons - which professor Dworkin finds right. Click headline and read the article to get his arguments and his staunch remarks on the right to ridicule religions.

tip Danish Liberalen

Ronald Dworkin, American philosopher, and professor at University College London and the New York University School of Law. He is especially noted for his contributions to jurisprudence including legal philosophy, political philosophy, and moral philosophy. His theory of law as integrity is one of the leading contemporary views of the nature of law.

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