Lord Carey says worshippers are being “vilified” by the state, treated as “bigots” and sacked simply for expressing their beliefs.Is a bit rich from someone who is a Lord, purely by being a Bishop of the Anglican Church: would that we were all so "vilified". As I have said before, being a bigot because you are religious does not make you any less of a bigot, if you don’t want to be treated as a bigot, don’t behave like one. And, as for people being “sacked simply for expressing their beliefs” this is just a lie: it hasn’t happened and Lord Carey and the Telegraph should be more respectful of the truth.
"Religion is a hypothesis about the world: the hypothesis that things are the way they are, at least in part, because of supernatural entities or forces acting on the natural world. And there's no good reason to treat it any differently from any other hypothesis. Which includes pointing out its flaws and inconsistencies, asking its adherents to back it up with solid evidence, making jokes about it when it's just being silly, offering arguments and evidence for our own competing hypotheses...and trying to persuade people out of it if we think it's mistaken. It's persuasion. It's the marketplace of ideas. Why should religion get a free ride"