Freedom of religion is one’s right to worship as they please within the Law of their society, the freedom is given to the Individual. Along with this freedom comes the freedom to criticize religion, as most religions are critical to one another being that they are contradictive to other religions.
Some people and Organizations like the OPEC member States will claim that criticizing religion is blasphemy and violates the right of freedom of religion as well as being disrespectful. This is not the case as freedom of religion is a human right while the religion itself is not protected under human rights being that it is an ideology that can be criticized the same as any political ideology.
If you couldn’t criticize religion then how would a Muslim Cleric Claim that Jesus (Isa) was not the son of God but instead just a prophet without being blasphemous and critical to Christianity? How could a Christian claim Jesus was God and the coming of the Messiah without being blasphemous to Judaism that doesn’t recognize Jesus?
By this process of banning critic you would be left with banned public speaking of religion period except for one, and by logic it would be the religions that came first just to be sure, Islam being a later religion would be almost completely silenced by Judaism and Christianity and all the Abrahamic faiths would be silenced by the Ancient Pantheons which this website explores, namely the Arab Pantheon.
Hinduism is believed to be up to 20,000 years old, Dreamtime, the religion of Australian aboriginals is believed to be 40,000 years old, the oldest practiced religion on earth. Monotheistic faiths would have to take a backseat to Animism, Spirituality and Polytheism if blasphemy laws were introduced. Continue reading