Apparently The Qatari Justice Minister is designing a law that would ban attacks on or offenses to religion. The ultimate goal of the initiative is to create an international law with the help of the United Nations. http://wp.me/p2Jz2C-bt
how do they define what is offensive and what is not...muslims say 'allah is only worth worshipping and muhammad is his only messenger' ...now that can be offensive for christians and vice versa...
That's nothing new. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blasphemy_law Until a few years ago, the UK had a Blasphemy law. Religion is one of those topics that make people cry cause their feelings are hurt.
How is this new law different from the hundreds already in existence?
Because the ones already in existence were written in a much more ignorant time when religion ruled with an iron fist and a burning stake.
i hate burning steaks!
I like my religion well done with a side of mash potatoes
Yet they are still enforced.
"On 30 May 2008, Tampere District Court sentenced Seppo Lehto to two years and four months in prison for offences which involve hate speech and blasphemy."
That was in Finland. Don't argue if you aren't going to even look at the link I posted.
Who is arguing? Archaic laws in countries that do not apply top me will not affect me. This law that the Islamists are trying to get introduced will affect me.
There you go defending Christianity again, Mark!
you are the Pope's mouthpiece!
Oddly enough - I was just there....
http://thaumaturgical.com/vatican-art-b … he-scenes/
How would it effect you? In order for you to be prosecuted, both your first and fourteenth constitutional rights would have to be violated. This has zero effect on anyone in the US. It's just so that already crazy people can have an excuse to do retarded shit when people make fun of their imaginary friend. Nothing more.
I agree. What is your problem then? And I am not in the US.
Let them. The more the Islamist attempts to ban anything that has to do with protecting their religion, the more it will produce the opposite results and the more conflict it will cause.
A religion is not like a race: one chooses one's religion, and one cannot choose their race. Obviously, to insult someone's race is a sign of bigotry, whilst to insult one's religion is something else completely. The latter is absolutely granted to us by freedom of speech.
This will never work in practice. It will just make it alright for religious nuts to start fights with any and everyone. And who draws the line about what's offensive to those who are religious?
It's about time someone took steps to put the likes of Mark Knowles and his like behind bars!
You visit religious institutions more than Cardinals do the Vatican.
I think you secretly want to believe.. you just need a little push and persuading.
Will the new law call for stoning or flogging?
I would rather be stoned than flogged... unless the flogger is a lovely dominatrix
Too modern an approach. They will probably want to invoke something more archaic so as to achieve better barbarism through initiative, thus making a formidable impact on the masses.
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