Religious hatred

The Blair government's plans to outlaw incitement to religious hatred are rightly controversial, but Frank Dobson is unusual in defending (in an article here) it on the grounds that some people are not able to change their religion. This apparently means that religion is no different from race and sex - something you are born with. Yet the slightest consideration of the question shows that this is nonsense.

If Dobson is right and some people are restrained from changing their religions this is an argument against the bill and not in its favour. I hate religions that will not allowers followers to change their beliefs. I urge you all to do the same.

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