When Absolute’s Collide

Here is a link to a BBC news story today reporting the banning of prayers at a town council meeting in Bideford, Devon.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-16980025

The essence of the discussion seems to go something like this:

Plaintiff: I don’t like the council praying – it impinges on my absolute right to freedom from religion

Defendant: We quite like praying – it’s part of our absolute right to exercise our religious freedom

Judge: Council – you may not exercise your freedom because it impinges on his freedom

Defendant: But what about our freedom?

Judge: There’s more of you – it’s not fair

Defendant: But suppose there are now more of those who want to exercise their absolute right to freedom from religion – we’re now in a minority of folks who aren’t allowed to exercise our absolute right to religious freedom. Their absolute right to freedom from religion is impinging our absolute right to religious freedom.

Judge: Eeerrmm

 

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