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This 2016 Danish film, an adaptation of the third in a best-selling series of four thrillers written by Jussi Adler-Olsen, received mixed reviews.  It is a gripping, fictional story about a serial killer and a Texas religious sect, “The Disciples of God”.  But for readers of this Blog there is an additional interest.  The tandem of detectives on the case is a surly Danish atheist cop and his shrewd Muslim partner.  The film includes a delicious dialogue between the two, where the Muslim objects to the biting cynicism of his atheist colleague, saying that the latter had no right to ridicule religion.  Reader-viewers will enjoy the plot and this added feature which brings to life the central theme and leit-motiv of our Blog, expressed in our mantra . . .

RIDENDA      RELIGIO

The post just below this one asks the question whether ridiculing religion amounts to exploiting freedom of speech to express and to promote hatred of believers.  Read on, MacDuff !

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