Last week we covered bullying and the Michigan law which passed in their Senate giving a green light to bullies so long as their aggression is religiously motivated. This week we ran into a story about a Jewish girl who has faced years of abuse and ridicule for not being Christian. She had been spit on, told she is going to “rot in hell,” and called a “dirty Jew.” This is the exact behaviour we discussed in the past episode. A student has been singled out for religious reasons and because their religious denomination is in the minority the administration has failed to act. It is the only explanation as to why there have been years of complains with no actions taken. At least in Ohio the family can sue because it is still illegal to harass and assault another person regardless of their religion.Other topics discussed this week were an airline which claimed to be working on an app for passengers to be able to watch porn on their iPhones, iPads and other wireless devices. And we went over the “prisoner dilemma” from Bob’s video earlier this week. If you don’t know what that is, it is classic game theory and you should stay tuned to check it out. Remember to let us know what your thoughts are on government sanctioned exemptions for religiously based bullying or what you thought about this week’s thought experiment. You can contact us at email@example.com, like us on Facebook or call the ZPN hotline at (757) 337-2195. And don’t forget to subscribe to This Non-Religious Life on iTunes or listen to us on Stitcher Radio.
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