20 February 2014

Creeping Regulatory Fascism

Go here to read a piece about a new Danish regulation that effectively prohibits production of kosher meat in Denmark. Jewish (and Muslim) religious law requires that animals be killed without having been rendered unconscious. That, according to Denmark's Minister of Food and Agriculture, violates the animals' rights. The rights of observant believers, by contrast, are only holdovers from a pre-Enlightened age.

We thus see an example of "religious" secularism, which methodologically denies the existence of a transcendent order. Since, according to secularism, there cannot be a transcendent setter of norms, believers in religions in which such a norm-setter prescribes rules for life are entitled to no more regard than a child who believes in the tooth fairy.

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