Do we prevent somebody being hurt by superstition or faith by rejecting and challenging those things? 

Is it mistaken to support organised religion in membership or donations?

If people do good because they are human, not because God prompts them then is it right to risk giving God any credit when they alone own their good?

 


Protecting People from Themselves
 
Liberty should be maximised.  But sometimes people should be protected from themselves.  Because I'm not an island in terms of character and stupidity.  Sado-masochism should be illegal if it leads to hospitalisation, broken bones or death or psychological trauma or if it is based on coercion.  Make a distinction between forcibly protecting people from themselves - simply attempting to do so through persuasion - not acting at all.