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December 15, 2015

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Caroline Muir

The nature of language explains the way in which language can be used as tool to reach a desired goal, but, as you point out, it is merely the means and not the end. What is more perplexing is the human propensity toward dominating others. What is the history of the resistance to the various forms domination has taken throughout history? I found this article entitled "Religion is Satire" by Austin Dacey in a publication entitled "Religion Dispatches" (University of Southern California) and it makes clear the importance of the right to offend. Martin Luther was, arguably, the first Charlie Hebdo. Religious freedom is political freedom--the two cannot be separated. Tolerance of religious laws that prohibit full agency of some of its members is tolerance of slavery. Link to the article is below.

http://religiondispatches.org/satire-iisi-religion/

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