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MHA perturbed by discrimination against atheists

The Malta Humanist Association is concerned at certain reactions to a recent declaration by television presenter Lou Bondi, to the effect that he is ‘not a believer in God’. These reactions included the view that people were “shocked” by Mr Bondi’s statement; and more ominously, that “something should be done” about it. And yet there …

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EHF asks to intervene in Lautsi case

The European Humanist Federation has welcomed the decision of the European Court of Human Rights last November in the case of Lautsi v. Italy. The judgement upheld the principle of the neutrality of the state in relation to religious and philosophical convictions – that is, the principle of secularism – which is fundamental to the …

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Two weights, two measures in Facebook fine

This morning, a 24-year-old man was sentenced to one month in prison, suspended for one year, and fined EUR500 for posting an offensive comment about Pope Benedict XVI on a Facebook group (Full details here: http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20100520/local/swieqi-man-fine…). While not condoning the nature of the comment posted by Mr Karl Farrugia – which was basically to suggest …

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