Sunday, March 20, 2016
Video - Egyptian Intellectuals on the Plight of Liberals in Egypt: There Can be No Progress without Blasphemy.
Video - Egyptian Intellectuals on the Plight of Liberals in Egypt: There Can be No Progress without Blasphemy. (Memri).
In a recent TV debate, Egyptian intellectuals discussed the plight of liberalism in Egypt. Khaled Muntaser, criticizing Egypt's law against blasphemy, said that "there would have been no progress in the world without the so-called blasphemy," bringing Galileo and Darwin as examples. Maher Samuel made a plea for using one's mind and questioning one's beliefs, saying that "the quest for truth is a moral duty" and that "if it is proven that faith cannot prevail against scientific research, it is not worthy of my belief." He criticized the educational system that has "destroyed the mind" and turned it into "fertile ground for superstition." The debate aired on Egypt's TV channel 1 on February 8, 2016