Saturday, October 22, 2005

Guardian Unlimited | Guardian daily comment | This age of fanaticism is no time for non-believers to make enemies

Bernard Crick appeals to all faiths and none to unite in the face of the fundamentalists who threaten to destroy our freedom and democracy. This seems very much on the lines of my campaign for passionate humanism.

what we also need is a dialogue with those who may be ostracised as extremists just because they do not like the soullessness of modern western capitalism. We need to listen to them tell us that our values are vacuous. We can tell them that returning to the rule of dead books and old bogots is not going to solve anything for any of us.


Guardian Unlimited | Guardian daily comment | This age of fanaticism is no time for non-believers to make enemies: "If we humanists are fully secure in our non-belief, scepticism and secularism, we can work together with those of all beliefs who fight against new or born-again enemies to freedom. We should not confuse the pinpricks of religiosity (religious broadcasting on the BBC) or the specific body blows of even the modern Catholic church with the real threats to democracy, freedom and international law now posed by both Christian and Muslim fundamentalists."

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