Even Charles Bradlaugh, the first atheist member of Parliament, was haunted by the psalmist’s reproach, “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.”
There is surely some historical irony in the attempt to enlist Charles Darwin posthumously in defense of the atheist cause.
Stretching back to the Magna Carta, British law is strongly grounded in concepts of freedom protected from abuse by tyranny.
A “chilling effect.” Yes, that’s a result of persecuting people with unpopular opinions.
The children could have serious health consequences — either early or later in life — having been generated, after all, from two broken eggs.