Blasphemy laws - Your Views?

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  1. pisean282311 profile image60
    pisean282311posted 7 years ago

    as a woman in pakistan was sentenced to death under blasphemy laws , the debate about the law has heated up...what are your views on such laws?...

    1. stilljustwonderin profile image60
      stilljustwonderinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      God gave man a free will.  What right does man have to take anothers free will away from them?  None.  I think it is up to God to decide if some one committed blasphemy or not.  Who are we to judge another?

      1. getitrite profile image78
        getitriteposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        So what is God's punishment for blasphemy?  Is it not death as well?  So these nutjobs are just carrying out God's directive, since God seems to always send proxies to represent him.

        1. stilljustwonderin profile image60
          stilljustwonderinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          That is up to God to decide.  We are not God.  It isn't up to us.

          1. getitrite profile image78
            getitriteposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            He doesn't seem to be able to make any decisions, and He never even shows up.

            1. Jerami profile image70
              Jeramiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Never say never.   AND  You just don't know what YA don't know,  Ya know?   No, I guess Ya don't.

              1. Mark Knowles profile image61
                Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                What is really funny is Ya think YA do. lol

                1. stilljustwonderin profile image60
                  stilljustwonderinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  Do you?  Or, do you just think you do?  Isn't it just your opinion?

                  1. Mark Knowles profile image61
                    Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    Of course not. I know almost nothing. But - I am certain you do not have an answer for me. You just want to fight for Jesus. sad

                2. Jerami profile image70
                  Jeramiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  Mark  you are correct   I do know that I don't know. Ya know?

    2. profile image57
      paarsurreyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Quran does not mention to enact any such laws in this world; Quran leaves it for the hereafter.

    3. Dave Mathews profile image60
      Dave Mathewsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      There is only one Blasphemy God will never forgive and that is to Blaspheme by denying God Himself. any other form considered to be blaspheming is wrong and false docterine.

      1. Beelzedad profile image54
        Beelzedadposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yet, you most likely deny a plethora of gods, all but one. Is that not blasphemy? smile

      2. getitrite profile image78
        getitriteposted 7 years agoin reply to this



        There is no God.  Blasphemy is a term created by psychotics to further inforce their psychotic delusional absurd dogma.

        Why would God need to threaten people with punishment, for just NOT believing in Him?

        What a weak and petty God these psychotics have created for you.

    4. waynet profile image72
      waynetposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Governments who make such laws, need to grow the f*&^k up!

  2. Bill Manning profile image71
    Bill Manningposted 7 years ago

    It's all bulls**t. It's no different than saying you have to agree with what I believe in or we will kill you.

    What if I passed a law saying you all have to respect non-believe of any god? That if you spoke out on it you'll be killed for it.

    What does a law like that really mean? It means "shut up and believe what I do and if you don't you deserve to die". roll

  3. aka-dj profile image77
    aka-djposted 7 years ago

    Blasphemy laws, of any kind should NOT be included in government legislated law of any country.
    Of course, these laws DO make it into government in NON-secular countries. Islam being one that stands out.
    I note there are no such laws (enforced) in western societies.

    1. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      dj - you astound me. The blashemy law was not abolished until 2008 in the UK.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blasphemy_ … ed_Kingdom

      Australia beat us to it by doing away with it in 1913. Plenty of peopel were prosecuted under these laws in the past.

      Do you get all your "facts" out of thin air? wink

      1. kephrira profile image55
        kephriraposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Didn't you read the (enforced) bit Mark. Blasphemy may have still been technically illegal in the UK in 2007, but noone was being prosecuted for it.

        1. Mark Knowles profile image61
          Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          No - but they have been in the past.

          1. kephrira profile image55
            kephriraposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            A lot of things happened in the past. But it was a long time ago.

            There are loads of legal quirks like this. Slavery was only made illegal in Britain a few years ago - because it was never officially recognised as legal in the first place - but you can't judge Britain today on the basis of these things.

            1. Mark Knowles profile image61
              Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              So what? The fact is - not so long ago - and still in some cases today - the "western world" had/has secular laws against blasphemy. So - we are a couple of hundred years ahead of Islam.

              1. kephrira profile image55
                kephriraposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                I agree, it was just that you seemed to be using this to suggest that it was wrong to point out the difference between the Islamic and the Western world on this, but just because similar things happened here hundreds of years ago, doesn't mean there is no difference worth highlighting today.

                1. Mark Knowles profile image61
                  Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  The real point is - we have forced religion out of our secular affairs, and eventually Islam will also. They just have not done so yet. We made the same mistake that they are making now.

                  1. kephrira profile image55
                    kephriraposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    Absolutely, but the fact that we made the mistake in the past does not preclude us from pointing it out when other make the same mistakes today.

                    And there is no innevitability that the Islamic world will evolve in this way.

    2. Paraglider profile image93
      Paragliderposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Can you show me the country of Islam on a map?
      (It's OK, I know you didn't mean it that way wink

    3. Beelzedad profile image54
      Beelzedadposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Like, stores being open on Sundays? smile

    4. Sufidreamer profile image82
      Sufidreamerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Greece still has blasphemy laws, unfortunately.

  4. qwark profile image57
    qwarkposted 7 years ago

    I "blaspheme" everyones imagined god!
    So there!
    Qwark   roll

    1. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I thought the only unforgivable sin was to deny the holy spirit, but Jack Daniels is the only Holy Spirit I recognize.

      RAmen

      1. qwark profile image57
        qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        SALUTE!
        Qwark  smile:

  5. Greek One profile image75
    Greek Oneposted 7 years ago

    Here in Canada where hockey is a religion, I have lobbied Parliament to pass a blasphemy law targeting those who speak ill of God's team, the Toronto Maple Leafs (peace be upon them)

    1. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Makes about as much sense as anything else I have heard lately. I am torn between the "believing in magic," and "Jesus vs Mohammad Final Smackdown" threads as the funniest right now.

      1. Greek One profile image75
        Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        We Leaf fans have been waiting for the time we will inherit the earth (or at least the League championship) for over 40 years.

        If I can't convert you to Christianity, Mark, perhaps you will at least be a disciple of God's team?

        No compulsion

        http://theslapshot.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/1aleafs3.gif

      2. prettydarkhorse profile image63
        prettydarkhorseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        this made me LOL

        Respect each other is all -- applies to all, belief, sports team.
        Thous shall not criticize my fav team....If you criticize my team, then the only law I know is to criticize yours too.. that is why there is a Smackdown versus RAW Mohammed and J Christ

  6. Beelzedad profile image54
    Beelzedadposted 7 years ago

    And, in the third period, the sons of god were resurrected.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/3a/Vancouver_Canucks_logo.svg/200px-Vancouver_Canucks_logo.svg.png

    1. Greek One profile image75
      Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      that kinda talk will send you straight to Hell, Beelzedad

      1. pisean282311 profile image60
        pisean282311posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol

 
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