Monday, 9 July 2007

Rise of religious fundamentalism: Tatchell talks to Joan Smith

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New Humanist contributor Peter Tatchell interviews columnist Joan Smith on the rise of religious fundamentalism across the world, and the need for a universal morality based on human rights

4 comments:

Laurence Boyce said...

Thanks for drawing our attention to this. I’m an avid watcher of 18 Doughty Street but I managed to miss this one. I enjoyed Joan’s description of Hezbollah as being like the Lib Dems with an armed wing!

I like the website redesign. Well done. Very clever the way you’ve used Blogger for the Blog, but made it look just like the main website.

NHEditor said...

Thanks Laurence, glad you like it (the cleverness is all our brilliant web guy Julian).

What sis Joan mean by that comparison I wonder?

Laurence Boyce said...

I think she meant that when Hezbollah are not busy killing people, then they're running around fixing leaking roofs and generally being really nice. Like Lib Dems!

I hope that when you've got the latest edition of NH out of the way, you will be able to get into Facebook a bit more. I think it's got real potential!

Anonymous said...

So-called "religious fundamentalism" is often just a political force, many foreign cultures have historically operated this way. Our own obsession with "markets" and "democracy" are no different really, all hinge on the premise that if we keep the public bewildered, we can do what we want with them. The focus on religion is therefore missing the point entirely.