According to a story in today’s paper, Muslims in Egypt have already used their new Islam-friendly provisional constitution to persecute Coptic Christians. This follows the wacko fundies in the American south pushing for the definition of the United States as a “Christian nation”. And in India, a man who pointed out that the “tears” in a statue of Mary mother of Jesus came from a leaky pipe has been charged with blasphemy.
Religion is like drink. It turns some people into convivial companions; and others into hostile fools. Enshrining it in a constitution is like putting the pharmaceutical industry in the hands of drug addicts.