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The problem is that Katrin and vbo repeatedly insist that their particular religious sentiments must be protected by the force of law.

That makes it a discussion about policy, not whether their sentiments are justified as sentiments (a much lower standard).

I personally reserve judgment on the merits of their outrage because I have not seen the performance, and am not particularly interested in the performance. I just note that outrage, no matter how sincere, is not a valid basis for policymaking.

Bluntly put, legislating based on momentary outrage gives you shit laws. Religious outrage might make those laws God's shit, but they'll still be shit.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Mon Sep 3rd, 2012 at 07:13:42 PM EST
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