May I offend you?

The clash of science, religion and free speech

Susan Blackmore

Devonport, 4 March 2015

I believe the way to understand our wonderful world is to observe it and follow the evidence. But some believers close their eyes to evidence because their Holy Book is the word of God and contains ‘The Truth’. I want to live in a fair society where we all try to work for the common good. They believe their God’s commandments trump all human rights, equality and happiness – and we mustn’t laugh at them. What are we to do?