I am sorry but while the First Amendment protects your right to believe in anything you want it does not protect you from criticism for believing in something that is absolutely ridiculous and ignorant. As the physicist Brian Cox has said:
—“The problem with today’s world is that everyone believes they have the right to express their opinion AND have others listen to it. The correct statement of individual rights is that everyone has the right to an opinion, but crucially, that opinion can be roundly ignored and even made fun of, particularly if it is demonstrably nonsense!”—
And Thomas Jefferson wrote:
—“Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions.”—
I do feel sorry for the children who are taught this crap and nonsense. They are victims of parental child abuse.
These Coloradans say Earth is flat. And gravity’s a hoax. Now, they’re being persecuted.
Every Tuesday at 6 p.m., three dozen Coloradans from every corner of the state assemble in the windowless back room of a small Fort Collins coffee shop. They have met 16 times since March, most nights talking through the ins and outs of their shared faith until the owners kick them out at closing.