The right to impose
How much do people have the right to impose their beliefs on others? For obvious reasons we believe things like rape and murder are wrong. No one question our ability to impose this belief on other threw the use of law. With other beliefs it’s not so obvious. For instance the belief we should bane smoking. No one denies that smoking is bad for your health, but some people want to do it anyway. Do people have the right to stop other people from hurting themselves? What about second hand smoke which puts other people at risk. Do we have the right to do things that put other people at risk, if you say no what if the risk is very small? How should these things be decided? Can everything be decided by Democracy, or are some things so important that they can’t be risked by putting them to a vote?
Because this site talks mostly about religion I’ll add one more thing. Science gives us knowledge about the universe, but it’s not always obvious how best to use that knowledge. Some people say religion can provide answers science or philosophy can’t. How do you justify this claim?