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Secretary Kerry’s “Stupid” Defense of Religious Liberty

Vincent107 Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 11:45 AM
Such a great example of a false dichotomy argument AND an ad hominem attack! The reduction of a dissenting viewpoint to being held by 1) a moron or 2) an overtly religious person who, by extension, is unintelligent. (I bet it would pain you to learn that most historical scientific milestones were found by overtly religious people seeking to "discover the mind of God.") Blind assertions whose fallacies are obvious with a mere cursory consideration not only highlight a lack of intellectual depth, they give insight to a very close-minded style of derision reserved by intelligentsia who never migrated past the walls of academia to the real world beyond.

Editors Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison

Secretary of State John Kerry was barely off the plane in Germany before he embarrassed himself—and all of us—with what is perhaps the worst defense of religious freedom ever offered. Kerry, the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for president in 2004, said the United States protects religious freedom because: “In America , you have a right to be stupid.”

Sec. Kerry’s audience of German students laughed when he said that. He missed, of course, the perfect opportunity to share our deepest values with the rising generation that will have Europe ’s future in...