Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Polly Toynbee fights back!

After the Guardian article about secular fundamentalists on Saturday
Polly Toynbee, one of the leaders of the movement, gets the knives out. In an editorial today she writes,

"The recent Guardian ICM poll showed 63% are non-believers, with 82% regarding religion as the cause of division. Fighting back on these pages, Tobias Jones intemperately called secularists totalitarian dictators pretending to be tolerant. However, secularists are not threatening to deny services to the religious: it is they who want to discriminate. Keeping the public sphere free of dogmas is not a denial of the right of anyone to act as they please - so long as they don't harm others."

You can read the rest of the article here.

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