I’m sadly going to be away from London on 25th but I encourage any people reading this who will be in the London area to go along to the March for Free Expression. One of the organisers is the excellent National Secular Society. If you are concerned about the current debate about the the Religious Hatred Bill, religious schools, or the controversy about the Danish cartoons, it will be worth a couple of hours of your time to go along!
To the risk of getting a lot of people hating me, I do think that Freedom of Expression, just like any other freedom is not absolute. No freedom should impinge on that of other people. While I’m not going to go into the reaction to the latest Danish vignette controversy, which was of course excessive, I am of the opinion that respect for all types of beliefs should be respected and treated with tolerance.
When things are already quite tense, there is no need to add fuel to the fire…