Monday, October 22, 2012

Hitchens Defended the Voice of the Minority

My recent post on Blasphemy Day got a lot of hits and very good feedback.  Since then I came across a great quote from Christopher Hitchens that reminds us that defending unpopular speech (like blasphemy) is crucial to maintaining our freedom.

"Indeed, as John Stuart Mill said, if all in society were agreed on the truth and beauty and value of one proposition, all except one person, it would be most important, in fact it would become even more important, that that one heretic be heard, because we would still benefit from his perhaps outrageous or appalling view."-Christopher Hitchens
So say we all, Hitch.

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