I missed seeing this story, but apparently in March, the United Nations passed a resolution condemning “defamation of religion” as a human rights violation.
Does that mean that my challenges to religion in this blog are a human rights violation? I’m pretty sure I’m still protected by the United States Constitution, but it’s still quite the infringement on individual freedoms. It is not a precedent I’m a fan of.
Given that the resolution blatantly reinforces the Respect meme, it seems to be regressive. Maybe the resolution will never be mentioned again, but it seems like a sad sign for human rights and understanding. What are your thoughts?