In a democratic society, law is used to ensure the efficient social progress and to protect citizens. The focus on an efficient society sometimes is prioritised over protecting and serving citizens. Citizens who live in countries under dictatorship are even more likely to be exposed to unjust laws.
And is it a good thing if it is?
Should British children all be atheists until they can 'choose' what to believe? Should children be forced to believe in atheism? should children choose what to believe at all?
In any large city people are concerned about beggars. They certainly look disadvantaged and on cold nights our hearts go out to anyone sleeping rough. But are they really so hard up? Are they playing on our sympathy? Does all the money we give them go on drugs? Should we be giving our change to
There are many religious sects with what many of us in the developed world would consider odd customs. As they appear so out of place the Mormons in the US are perhaps an obvious example, however should such societies have different laws from the country they are in? If they are an autonomous group
As history tells us the most gory and bloody and longest wars are those of religion, If there wasn't religion would there be terrorists ("kill all the infidels"-Holy Koran/Quran "Oye/oi,weirdo headphone guy stop dissing the Koran; and I didn't know members of the KKK, Tamil tigers and IRA were Musli
There is currently no legislation (in the UK) explicitly banning forced marriage. Forced marriage is a problem in a number of minority communities and can involve the forced spouse being sent back home to marry or being forced to marry in the UK.
Evil is real. It is not just an illusion. Some think that this is a problem for theists, for if we believe that God created everything, then we must also accept the consequence that God created evil. This puts the theist in a difficult position because, on the one hand we can’t deny the reality of
As we come up to Christmas, it is almost impossible to avoid the huge plastic illuminated displays, tacky music and Christmas specials on TV. Is Christmas becoming too commercial? Should we return to more traditional celebrations? What is Christmas supposed to 'mean' anyway?
Islam is often portrayed in the media as being the main motivation behind a lot of atrocities being committed in the world today, such as terrorism, suppression of women and non-muslims, dismemberment of criminals, etc..
On the other hand many muslim immigrants seem to live peacefully togethe
Do-Gooders, philanthropists, humanitarian people, the ones who care; gotta love 'em. But is it always good to care? I'd like to relay a story my principal related to the school long ago: Once upon a time there was a caterpillar stuck in its cocoon and a goodly well-meaning stranger grabbed his sciss