Those theistic totalitarians

“The Burmese military junta has insisted that it has no plans to crack down on the Buddhist monks, who command a respect unmatched by any secular institution in the country.” (European Pressphoto Agency)

Notice the huge gathering of atheists, rational materialists and secular humanists who are boldly putting their lives on the line in opposition to a dictatorial government. Now, I think the monks are somewhat misguided in their apparent aims, as democracy is no more inherently friendly to human liberty or a functional civil society than military rule, but I admire their courage and dedication nevertheless.

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