Lessons In Free Speech

Much outrage and analysis have been broadcast in the wake of the terrorist shootings in Paris. At the risk of adding yet another, here are some thoughts.

Did the publishers of the inflammatory cartoons at the core of this incident have the right to produce and distribute them? Yes. Did they have responsibilities associated with those rights? Yes.

Did the terrorist at bloody edge of this incident have the right to be angry? Yes. Did they have the right to pursue a violent response for this anger? No. Continue Reading →


Overcoming Evil

Another episode of terrorist activity in a major “Western” city has sparked a new round of analysis*. Analysis of the ideology behind it and how to respond.

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”
Romans 12:21

I previous wrote that these terrorists are correct in recognising that there’s something wrong but wrong in the solution they are reaching for. Continue Reading →