Secular Tolerance

In a secular society, just how free should fundamentalists be to live their traditional lives?

My thinking is, you should treat people who belong to fundamentalist religions the same way you would treat anyone else. You would not let your Humanist neighbours hurt their kids, so I see no reason to let fundamentalists get away with it.

If somebody put up a 12,000 watt Christmas display, I see no reason you should not ask them why they did it. If people wear odd clothing, peculiar hair styles or exhibited other attention-getting behaviour, surely they want to tell you why they are doing it, unless they are embarrassed about it, were bullied into it, and would rather not be doing it.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)