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Tag: Secularism

  • Blasphemy: a closed Chapter

    Blasphemy: a closed Chapter

    Recently the statutory ban on scornful blasphemy in the Dutch Criminal Code lapsed. What should have been a victory for our neutral state and free speech became stained by an ambiguous decision approving a parliamentary motion.
  • Are religion and law incompatible?

    Are religion and law incompatible?

    Can religion and the law of liberal democracies accommodate one another, or do there remain unresolvable tensions between them? It is my contention that it all depends on what type of religion it is. Some are more compatible with law than others.