challenging religious privilege in public life

Criticism of Religion (Series)

The attempt to argue that the evil sides of religion are simply “not religious” is not convincing. According to freethinkers, religion has to be publicly criticized, because only if religion is subjected to rigorous criticism can it be purified of some unfortunate elements and tendencies inherent in it. Paul Cliteur, professor of Jurisprudence at Leiden University (the Netherlands), examines the topics of religious criticism and free speech in this series of articles.